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Afghanistan Withdrawal

Jason Linkins

Barbour Continues To Move From The Hawk's Nest, Urges Cautious Approach To Libya | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Mississippi Governor and potential presidential aspirant Haley Barbour (R) made news Tuesday when he publicly expressed skepticism over the United Sta...

Amanda Terkel

Haley Barbour Breaks From The GOP Pack | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour (R) attempted to distinguish himself from his potential 2012 rivals on Tuesday night by endorsing cuts to...

Amanda Terkel

Kirsten Gillibrand's Big Afghanistan Announcement | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- While President Obama has said that U.S. combat forces will begin leaving Afghanistan in July 2011 and be fully out by 2014, the pace of...

Amanda Terkel

Dem Rep: Expect A 'Significant Presence' In Afghanistan For 8 To 10 More Years | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- Military commanders expect the United States to have a "significant presence" in Afghanistan for another eight to 10 years, according to...

Amanda Terkel

Poll: Majority Want U.S. Troops Out Of Afghanistan Within A Year | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On the same day that Defense Secretary Robert Gates said that America would continue to have a military presence in Afghanistan beyond 2...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

U.S. Predicts Heavier Fighting This Winter In Afghanistan

AP | ANNE GEARAN and DEB RIECHMANN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan — The latest White House review of the war in Afghanistan to be released Thursday will show that coalition forces ...

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...

Marine Corps Head Says Afghan Withdrawal Date 'Probably Giving Our Enemy Sustenance'

AP | ANNE FLAHERTY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — It will likely be a few years before Afghanistan is secure enough for the U.S. Marines to leave, Commandant Gen. James Conway said ...

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...

Robert Gates In Afghanistan: Some Troops Could Leave Early

AP | ANNE GEARAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PUL-E-CHARKHI, Afghanistan — U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates raised the possibility Wednesday that some of the U.S. forces involved in the A...

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...