Afghan soldiers and police block the road to Bagram Airfield's main gate north of Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016. (AP Photos/Massoud Hossaini)

The Pentagon on Monday identified two soldiers killed over the weekend at Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan.

Sgt. John Perry of Stockton, Calif., and Pfc. Tyler Iubelt of Tamaroa, Ill., were both assigned to headquarters and headquarters company, 1st Special Troops Battalion, 1st Sustainment Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division based at Fort Hood, Texas.

The suicide bombing early Saturday morning local time also killed two U.S. contractors, as well as wounded 16 U.S. troops and one Polish soldier.

Defense Secretary Ash Carter said an investigation will determine how to improve force protection and prevent similar incidents in the future.

Donald Trump could sideline a generation of rising GOP stars

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President-elect Trump with his unexpected victory has sidelined the White House prospects of an entire generation of Republican stars.

A bevy of Republicans in their 40s and 50s — governors and senators, some on the rise, others nearing or at the apex of their political careers, were expected to contend for the presidency in 2020.

Then along came Trump, the 70 year-old Baby Boomer who muscled other boomers and Generation X Republicans out of the 2016 nomination and with his win over Hillary Clinton put their presidential aspirations on ice indefinitely.

Their next opportunity to run for president is probably eight years away.

11/14/16 12:01 AM

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