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Afghanistan Budget

Cutting $100 Billion?... Easy -- If Only Washington Had a Brain

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

There's a perfectly obvious path toward that Republican goal of cutting $100 billion. And -- believe it or not -- it wouldn't be all that painful, provided we did one small thing: change our thinking about making war.

Dan Froomkin

Billions Down The Drain In Afghanistan | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- The revelation that Afghanistan's vice president was caught carrying $52 million in cash last year in a Persian Gulf tax haven (and was ...

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...