iOS app Android app

Robert Gates Afghanistan

Jason Linkins

Excuse Me While I Troll You: Actually, Joe Biden Was Right | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Published excerpts from former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates' upcoming memoir, Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War, have put Washington into a tin...

Robert Gates: No Opt-Out For Opponents Of Gays In The Military

Posted 08.05.2011 | Politics

FORWARD OPERATING BASE DWYER, Afghanistan –- Defense Secretary Robert Gates bluntly told Marines on Sunday that they won't be able to opt out of the...

Is Obama Bullshi*tting About 18 Month Afghan Withdrawal to Appease War Critics?

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

Those of us who worked to elect Obama owe those young cadets something better than the continuation of the George Bush long-war strategy that Obama is offering them.

Obama Afghanistan Decision: Not A Question Of Whether To Send More Troops, But How Many

New York Times | Thom Shanker, Peter Baker and Helene Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama's advisers are focusing on a strategy for Afghanistan aimed at protecting about 10 top population centers, administration officials sa...

How Obama Homed In On Timeline For Afghanistan Troop Withdrawal

The Los Angeles Times | Christi Parsons and Julian E. Barnes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It started out as a projection from the military, intended only for the ears of the president and his top advisors. But in a war council meeting at th...

Karzai: 'Afghanistan Will Not Be Able To Sustain A Force Of That Nature With Its Own Resources' | MAUREEN DOWD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

At a joint press conference Tuesday at the presidential palace in Kabul, Hamid Karzai surprised the usually unflappable Gates when he knocked down Pre...

Obama Afghanistan Timeline No Guarantee Of Troop Withdrawal

Politics Daily | Patricia Murphey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On the day after President Obama laid out his new Afghanistan strategy, the question of when American troops would leave the country quickly drew the ...

Gates: Americans Won't Accept "Long Slog" In Afghanistan

Los Angeles Times | Julian E. Barnes | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

After eight years, U.S.-led forces must show progress in Afghanistan by next summer to avoid the public perception that the conflict has become unwinn...

Afghan Strategy Poses Stiff Challenge For Obama

New York Times | MICHAEL R. GORDON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON - One of the most difficult challenges President-elect Barack Obama's national security team faces is Mr. Obama's vow to send thousands of ...