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Afghanistan Casualties

The McChrystal Moment: Swords or Plowshares

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Alan Grayson

I called for McChrystal to go in October, 2009. I called for him to go yesterday. And now, he's gone. But this isn't about McChrystal's job. It's about McChrystal's plan -- the plan for endless war. The question is whether America is turning away from war. And we are. Slowly.

Afghan Casualties

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


As 8 US Troops Die, October Becomes Afghan War's Deadliest Month

AP | RAHIM FAIEZ and AMIR SHAH | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL — Gunmen attacked a guest house used by U.N. staff in the Afghan capital of Kabul early Wednesday, killing at least seven people including...

A Call to Arms (and Legs) in the Civil War and in the Iraq War

Lapham's Quarterly | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Lapham's Quarterly

Since 2003, American soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan have been losing limbs at twice the rate of any previous American war. More than six percent of injured US troops require amputation.

New Civilian Deaths Roil Afghans

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

(AP) KABUL - Thousands of Afghans shouting "Death to America!" protested the killings of children Thursday, the latest in a string of controversial ca...

NATO, Afghans Claim To Kill 130 Taliban In Kunduz Province

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NATO and Afghan officials claimed on Monday their forces had killed at least 130 Taliban fighters in a major operation over the past week in an area o...

Afghan Probe Says NATO Fighting Killed Children

AP | DEB RIECHMANN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL — A suicide bomber at a base in Afghanistan's volatile east killed eight American civilians, U.S. officials said, the worst loss of life f...

Afghanistan: U.S., British, NATO Troops Killed In Attacks

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL — An improvised bomb attack killed two U.S. service members Monday in southern Afghanistan where U.S. and NATO troops have stepped up thei...

Afghanistan: August, July Tied For Deadliest Month

AP | JASON STRAZIUSO | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL — A roadside bomb and gunfire attack killed a U.S. service member in southern Afghanistan on Thursday, a death that pushed August into a t...

Four-Star General's Report On Afghanistan: A 25-Year War

Washington Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As U.S. military casualties mount in Afghanistan, a retired four-star Army general, who just returned from reviewing the six-plus-year war effort, sai...

Afghan officials: US-led forces killed 9 police

AP | NAHAL TOOSI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

KABUL, Afghanistan — U.S.-led troops and Afghan forces killed nine Afghan police Sunday, calling in airstrikes and fighting on the ground for fo...