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Afghanistan Withdrawal

Amanda Terkel

Former GOP Senator: 'I Don't Think We Can Afford Afghanistan Much Longer' | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A former Republican senator who was once a cabinet choice for President Barack Obama is calling for a quicker withdrawal from Afghanista...

Amanda Terkel

Democratic National Committee Pressures Obama | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Members of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) gave President Obama a rare push on Saturday, adopting a resolution attempting to enc...

Amanda Terkel

Bipartisan Group Of Lawmakers Introduce Afghanistan Withdrawal Legislation | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Feb. 17, 2009, President Barack Obama announced that he would be sending 17,000 more troops to Afghanistan. The move, he argued, was ...

Amanda Terkel

Poll: 72 Percent Of Americans Want Faster Withdrawal From Afghanistan | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Wide majorities of Americans across the political spectrum favor accelerating the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan, according ...

Amanda Terkel

Administration Official Won't Say If Combat Troops Will Be Out Of Afghanistan By 2014 | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration is holding the door open to having combat troops in Afghanistan beyond 2014, undercutting a promise made by the...

AP: U.S. Reviewing Afghan War Plan To Assess Withdrawal

ROBERT BURNS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration has begun its review of whether the administration's Afghan war strategy is working well enough to start w...

Amanda Terkel

Joe Biden: We'll Be Out Of Afghanistan By 2014, 'Come Hell Or High Water' | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- Vice President Biden promised Sunday that the United States will withdraw from Afghanistan by 2014, "come hell or high water." Last wee...

Afghanistan War Review Conclusions Misguided

Rep. Barbara Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Barbara Lee

It is deeply disappointing that after nine years of war, thousands of American casualties, and the inability of the Afghan government to rise above its corruption and incompetence, we are no closer to ending our role in this conflict.

Amanda Terkel

Obama's Af-Pak Review Touts Progress, Lays Framework For Sustained Commitment | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration's much-anticipated annual review of the conflict in Afghanistan and Pakistan is upbeat on progress and reaffirm...

Afghanistan Situation At Its Worst In Thirty Years, Says Red Cross

Reuters | Jonathon Burch | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The U.S. review of President Barack Obama's Afghan war strategy has identified areas of important progress, the White House said, with the decision a ...

How to Schedule a War: The Incredible Shrinking Withdrawal Date

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Tom Engelhardt

Practically speaking, the answer to when the Afghan War will be over is: just this side of never. As with any clever time traveler, every date that's set always contains a verbal escape hatch into the future.

New Afghan War Plans Could Cost U.S. Taxpayers An Extra $125 BILLION

Christian Science Monitor | Ben Arnoldy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

As leaders at the NATO summit in Lisbon meet this weekend to discuss strategy in Afghanistan, US war planners have been signaling that troop withdrawa...

Obama: Afghanistan Deadline An 'Obsession' For Some

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TORONTO (Associated Press) - President Barack Obama said Sunday that there's "a lot of obsession" about the withdrawal date for U.S. troops from Afgha...

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 ...

Afghanistan: The Original Quagmire

James Campion | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Campion

The United States must leave Afghanistan now. Not in eleven months or after careful discussion and continued study to determine an undisclosed time, but now.

To Die for an Exit Strategy

Tony Blankley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Tony Blankley

Hearing the president's request for exit strategies at the beginning of what would be "his" Afghan war, how on God's good Earth can we ask those wonderful kids to risk dying for an exit strategy?

Afghanistan Withdrawal Date: 'Flexible' Or 'Locked In'?

Huffington Post | Nico PItney | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Read below for a new update on December 4. During his speech from West Point on Tuesday, President Obama specified the date when U.S. forces would st...

No Firm Plans For A U.S. Exit in Afghanistan: "New York Times" | MARK MAZZETTI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Obama administration sent a forceful public message Sunday that American military forces could remain in Afghanistan for a long time, seeking to b...

Time to Sell

Richard Arthur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Arthur

If Afghanistan was a stock, we would sell it. Their CEO is a crook, their corporate governance is woeful, and too many of their employees are uncommitted to success.

Dan Froomkin

Obama's Afghan Dilemma: The Only Real Exit Strategy Is Political Suicide | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama said yesterday he is still several weeks away from adopting a new strategy for the war in Afghanistan. What's taking so long? Obama ...

George Will: Time To Get Out Of Afghanistan

Washington Post | George F. Will | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

"Yesterday," reads the e-mail from Allen, a Marine in Afghanistan, "I gave blood because a Marine, while out on patrol, stepped on a [mine's] pressure...