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Who's the Huckster for This High-Interest War?

Derrick Crowe | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Derrick Crowe

On Afghanistan, either the general or the president (or both) is a huckster for this high-interest war. We'll know from the White House's response to this military media blitz just who the huckster really is.

WATCH: U.S. Aiming For 'Good Enough' In Afghanistan

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

General David Petraeus, the top U.S. military and NATO commander in Afghanistan, continued his media blitz this week with a CBS interview on Thursday....

Troops To Leave Afghanistan By 2014, According To Leaked Document

The Huffington Post | Nicholas Sabloff and Doug Sarro | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Today's AfPak round-up: Troops to leave Afghanistan by 2014, says leaked statement. A draft statement by Afghan President Hamid Karzai, to be release...

Bytes, Not Bombs

Nick Mills | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nick Mills

Captain Tupper's story about how he managed to get a shipment of computers into the hands of Afghan National Army soldiers reveals a lot about the failures of the US effort in Afghanistan.

Congressman Rohrabacher on Afghanistan: Start Drawdown Now

Michael Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Hughes

According to Congressman Dana Rohrabacher there are three underlying evils at work in Afghanistan that must be addressed: centralization, U.S. military involvement and Hamid Karzai.

Would Blackwater Lie?

David Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Isenberg

Politico has just published a story about Carl Levin releasing letters he wrote regarding his investigation of a Blackwater "shell" company in Afghanistan, Paravant.

Secret Report On Afghan Army Says Corruption, Nepotism 'Make Success All But Impossible' (VIDEO)

Rethink Afghanistan | Derrick Crowe | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

At a House Armed Services Committee Hearing on February 3, 2010, U.S. Rep. Todd Russell Platts (R-PA) declared the corrupt Afghan national security fo...

The Eikenberry Cables

Nick Mills | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nick Mills

Eikenberry's cables were a forceful argument against the "Obama Surge" of 30,000 American troops to Afghanistan. Some time after the cables were written, Eikenberry drank the Kool-Aid.

Ex-Blackwater Guards Arrested In Afghan Murders: Journalist Jeremy Scahill Predicts More Violence (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Two former employees of a subsidiary to the security company formerly known as Blackwater were arrested Thursday for the murder of two Afghan civilian...

Meet the Afghan Army: Is It a Figment of Washington's Imagination?

Ann Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ann Jones

The big Afghanistan debate in Washington is not over whether more troops are needed, but just who they should be: Americans or Afghans -- Us or Them.

Afghan Security for Afghanistan

Eric Rosenbach | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Rosenbach

Skeptics and supporters alike should recognize and support a crucial tenet of General McChrystal's assessment: the need to increase the number and quality of forces in the Afghan National Army and Police.

Obama's Afghan Benchmarks Still AWOL

The New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As the American military comes to full strength in the Afghan buildup, the Obama administration is struggling to come up with a long-promised plan to ...