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Afghan Surge

Dan Froomkin

Four More Years Of War -- Just For Starters

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The ever-accumulating case against the war in Afghanistan was bolstered this week by WikiLeaks's dissemination of over 70,000 previously secret report...

Afghan Surge: Troops 'Face Gunfights And Minefields In Offensive Against Taliban'

washingtonpost.com | Rajiv Chandrasekaran | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

U.S. Marines and Afghan soldiers encountered pockets of stiff resistance and extensive minefields as they sought to press into this Taliban sanctuary ...

Sam Stein

Top Defense Contractors Spent $27 Million Lobbying At Time Of Afghan Surge Announcement

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With Reporting By Julian Hattem The ten largest defense contractors in the nation spent more than $27 million lobbying the federal government in the ...

Tom Friedman: Why I Can't Support The Afghan Surge

nytimes.com | THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Let me start with the bottom line and then tell you how I got there: I can't agree with President Obama's decision to escalate in Afghanistan. I'd pre...

Clinton, Gates Walk Back On Obama's "Locked In" Afghan Withdrawal

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Despite the president's commitment on Tuesday that a surge of US and international troops in Afghanistan would "allow us to begin the transfer of our ...

Sam Stein

Brzezinski Calls Anti-Corruption Crusade In Afghanistan Hypocritical

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One of the most respected foreign policy voices in Democratic circles expressed "serious reservations" with components of a U.S. troop escalation in A...

The Nine Surges Of Obama's War

TomDispatch | Posted at 1:03PM on November 24, 2009. | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

In his Afghan "surge" speech at West Point last week, President Obama offered Americans some specifics to back up his new "way forward in Afghanistan....

Afghanistan: Violence Kills At Least 12

United Press International | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

At least a dozen people were killed in separate acts of violence Monday in Afghanistan, security forces said....

Victory In Afghanistan Is Not Certain: Analysis

Politico.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Afghanistan has been called "the right war"; "a war we can win"; "the war we should have been fighting all along." This should set off loud alarms bec...