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Afghanistan Pullout

U.S. Begins Afghanistan Pullout Through Pakistan

AP | PATRICK QUINN and RAHIM FAIEZ | Posted 04.13.2013 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan -- The United States began its withdrawal from Afghanistan in earnest, officials said Monday, sending the first of what will be ten...

Obama: U.S. Mission In Afghanistan To Shift To Supporting Role

AP | Posted 01.11.2013 | World

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama says the U.S. role in Afghanistan will shift to a support role later this spring and he will soon get recommendat...

U.S. Not Ruling Out Complete Pullout From Afghanistan

Reuters | Posted 03.10.2013 | World

WASHINGTON, Jan 8 (Reuters) - The Obama administration does not rule out a complete withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan after...

The Best Laid Plans: How Quickly Will the U.S. Leave Afghanistan?

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 10.27.2012 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

The American "withdrawal" regularly mentioned in the media doesn't really mean "withdrawal." On paper at least, for years to come the U.S. will partially occupy a country that has a history of loathing foreigners who won't leave (and making them pay for it).

Pulling Out Of Afghanistan A Logistical 'Nightmare'

Reuters | Posted 10.26.2012 | World

By Rob Taylor KABUL, Aug 26 (Reuters) - A senior U.S. logistics commander rejected accusations on Sunday from frontline combat troops t...

World Leaders Discuss Afghanistan's Future At Summit

AP | BEN FELLER and ANNE GEARAN | Posted 07.20.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO — President Barack Obama and NATO allies declared Sunday that the end of the long and unpopular Afghanistan war is in sight even as they...

After a Massacre, Islamic Cavalry to the Rescue?

Jeffrey Laurenti | Posted 05.16.2012 | World
Jeffrey Laurenti

With plans for both its options for orderly disengagement from Afghanistan upended this week by a staff sergeant's massacre of 16 Afghan civilians, the Obama administration urgently needs to alter the equation.

Obama Expected To Announce Afghanistan Troop Reduction

Los Angeles Times | David S. Cloud and Christi Parsons, Los Angeles Times | Posted 08.20.2011 | World

President Obama plans to announce a troop reduction in Afghanistan that Pentagon and other administration officials say is expected to bring home abou...

U.S. Considering Steeper Troop Reductions From Afghanistan

New York Times | Posted 08.06.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- President Obama's national security team is contemplating troop reductions in Afghanistan that would be steeper than those discussed eve...

Cameron: 2011 Afghan Withdrawal Possible

AP | ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — British troops may start withdrawing from Afghanistan in 2011, British Prime Minister David Cameron said Tuesday, during a ...

Taliban Vows To Force NATO Out Before 2014 Pullout

AP | PATRICK QUINN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — The Taliban on Sunday vowed to force the U.S.-led coalition to abandon Afghanistan before a 2014 date set by the alliance f...

Afghanistan Pullout Set For July 2011, But 'Conditions-Based'

AP | ANNE GEARAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration reaffirmed Sunday that it will begin pulling U.S. troops out of Afghanistan next summer, despite reservati...