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Afghan Strategy

An Open Letter to President Obama About Afghanistan From William R. Polk

The Nation | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

I was an early supporter of yours. So I hope you will accept the following analysis and proposals as being from a friend as well as a person with cons...

McChrystal Criticism Mounts Within Obama Administration

Christian Science Monitor | Dan Murphey and Ben Arnoldy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Lt. Col. Edward Stein, a US Army Ranger, had a specific task for the Afghan soldiers he was training: Do a security check in Kabul ahead of a speech b...

Gates, Clinton Crucial Voting Bloc On Afghanistan

New York Times | Mark Landler and Thom Shanker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The last time the Obama administration arrived at a moment of truth in the debate over what to do about Afghanistan, Hillary Rodham Clinton and Robert...

McChrystal: 'No Silver Bullets' For Success In Afghanistan

AP | ANNE GEARAN and ANNE FLAHERTY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — Questioned by skeptical lawmakers, the U.S. general running the war in Afghanistan said Tuesday he did not get as many troops as he...

White House: Leaving Afghanistan Not An Option

AP | BEN FELLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The White House said Monday that President Barack Obama is not considering a strategy for Afghanistan that would withdraw U.S. troo...

Afghan Strategy: Child Rapist Police Return When US, UK Troops Leave

Inter Press Service | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

By Gareth Porter | Inter Press Service WASHINGTON, Jul 29 (IPS) - The strategy of the major U.S. and British military offensive in Afghanista...

Afghan Strategy: US Troops Walk Fine Line Between Soldier And Sociologist

Sara Schonhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sara Schonhardt

Afghanistan is not Iraq, but neither is it the "good war" analysts long considered it. With US troops going deeper into Taliban territory, the confusion will grow stronger and the line between soldier and sociologist even thinner.