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Afghanistan Withdrawal

Amanda Terkel

Congressman Calls For Immediate Withdrawal In Afghanistan

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.26.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A recent trip to Afghanistan, the death of Osama bin Laden and the toll on U.S. soldiers has convinced Rep. Bruce Braley (D-Iowa) that t...

Amanda Terkel

Afghanistan Withdrawal Bill Falls Just 12 Votes Short Of Passage

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.26.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In its first votes on the war in Afghanistan since the killing of Osama bin Laden, Congress sent a strong message to President Obama tha...

Amanda Terkel

WATCH: Senior Dem Senator Calls For 'Change Of Course' In Afghanistan

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Finance Committee Chair Max Baucus (D-Mont.) advocated a "change of course" in Afghanistan on Wednesday afternoon, saying the dea...

Bipartisan Group Pushes To Get U.S. Troops Out Of Afghanistan

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 07.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Now that Osama bin Laden is dead, it's time to end the war in Afghanistan and bring U.S. troops home, several House Republicans and...

Amanda Terkel

Jon Huntsman Criticizes U.S. Presence In Afghanistan

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.20.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Jon Huntsman may be stepping into the shoes of Haley Barbour and Mike Huckabee, becoming a top-tier candidate skeptical of current U.S. ...

Amanda Terkel

GOP Congressman Afraid To Openly Criticize Afghanistan War

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.16.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- While criticism of the war in Afghanistan has slowly been building since Osama bin Laden's death in Pakistan, some Republicans are still...

Beginning the End of America's Longest War

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.10.2011 | World
Chris Weigant

With Osama bin Laden now dead, it's going to be a lot easier to begin pulling out of Afghanistan. The only question left to ask is how fast this drawdown will be accomplished.

Amanda Terkel

GOP Senator: U.S. Military 'Frustrated' With Afghanistan War

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.10.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) believes that the discovery and killing of Osama bin Laden in Abottabad, Pakistan has provided the United Stat...

Michael McAuliff

Quitting Time? Bipartisan Lawmakers Push Obama To Leave Afghanistan

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.09.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan group of eight lawmakers is the latest to demand the United States leave Afghanistan, raising the pressure on President Bar...

Amanda Terkel

Howard Dean's Group Launches First Afghanistan Withdrawal Campaign

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.09.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The grassroots progressive group Democracy for America (DFA) is launching its first Afghanistan withdrawal campaign on Monday. The move ...

Amanda Terkel

WATCH: Dick Cheney Warns Against Afghanistan Withdrawal

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Vice President Dick Cheney warned the Obama administration on Sunday not to hasten the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan...

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WATCH: Ron Paul's Afghanistan Comments Draw Cheers At GOP Debate

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With the death of Osama bin Laden dominating the news cycle and captivating the public this week, the five Republican presidential hopef...

Amanda Terkel

Mission Accomplished: Is It Finally Time To Leave Afghanistan?

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.02.2011 | World

This story has been updated. WASHINGTON -- Okay, can we finally withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan? That's the question many people are askin...

Amanda Terkel

Dem Congressman Sours On Afghanistan War: 'I'm Done'

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.28.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As public frustration with the war in Afghanistan grows, Rep. Jim Himes has reached a tipping point. The Connecticut Democrat has conclu...

Amanda Terkel

Rick Santorum's Foreign Policy Speech Leaves Out Afghanistan

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.28.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Likely Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum sharply criticized President Obama's "confused foreign policy in the hottest spot...

Sources Reveal Obama's Top Choice For Key Afghanistan Post

AP | Posted 06.26.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is likely to name seasoned diplomat Ryan Crocker as the next U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan, several sources told...

Poll: Obama's Handling Of Afghanistan Losing Support

The Washington Post | Scott Wilson and Jon Cohen | Posted 06.25.2011 | Politics

More Americans disapprove of President Obama's management of the war in Afghanistan than support it, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll,...

Amanda Terkel

WATCH: Harry Reid 'Not Confident' About War In Afghanistan

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.15.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) is unsure whether the war in Afghanistan is going to be a success and says the United States ...

Clinton To NATO: Be Prepared For 'Most Destructive And Sensational Attacks' Yet In Afghanistan

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 06.14.2011 | World

BERLIN — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton warned NATO allies on Thursday against bringing forces home from Afghanistan too soon, e...

Amanda Terkel

Violence Likely To Increase In Afghanistan In Coming Months

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.05.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration issued its third progress report on Afghanistan and Pakistan on Tuesday, concluding that the U.S. strategy is s...

Amanda Terkel

George W. Bush: Do Not Pull Out Of Afghanistan Yet

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.01.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After 10 years in Afghanistan, former President George W. Bush doesn't think it's quite time to pull out of Afghanistan yet. "My con...

Amanda Terkel

Interview With Ousted State Dept. Spokesman P.J. Crowley

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.30.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Despite resigning as State Department spokesman on March 13, P.J. Crowley remains deeply concerned about the effect that deep cuts to th...

Amanda Terkel

Blue Dog Democrat Votes For Speedy Afghanistan Withdrawal

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When it comes to congressional alliances, progressive Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) and Blue Dog Rep. Heath Shuler (D-N.C.) aren't usual...

Amanda Terkel

House Defeats Resolution To Speed Afghanistan Withdrawal

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House overwhelmingly defeated on Thursday a nonbinding resolution to withdraw all U.S. troops from Afghanistan by the end of the yea...

Petraeus Reveals Info That Was Kept 'Very Quiet'

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- Challenged by a congressman to "be honest" about how long American troops might have to fight in Afghanistan, Army Gen. David Petraeus r...