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Afpak War

Bad Things Happened: The AfPak War at 12

Neta C. Crawford | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Neta C. Crawford

Yes, Bin Laden was killed. But so were approximately 145,000 other people in Afghanistan and Pakistan, including 2,280 U.S. soldiers. And this is the tip of the iceberg -- many more have died or been injured because of the destruction of infrastructure and the mass dislocation that always accompany war.

Exclusive: NPR's Steve Inskeep Talks About His New Book on Karachi: Can Pakistan Turn the Corner?

Anis Shivani | Posted 01.31.2012 | Books
Anis Shivani

Steve Inskeep, co-host of NPR's Morning Edition, has written a most readable, informative, entertaining, and provocative narrative of contemporary Karachi. I recently had an email discussion with Inskeep about the city and the region.

Amanda Terkel

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

Amanda Terkel

Dem Senator: Mideast Protests Haven't Reached Afghanistan | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- While the protests in the Middle East continue to spread, with citizens now controlling Libya's second-largest city, the turmoil is taki...

Amanda Terkel

Military Downplays Key U.S. Objective In Afghan War | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A top U.S. commander in Afghanistan is contradicting comments by Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Adm. Mike Mullen on whether a military o...

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...

Stealth Empire

Michael Brenner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Brenner

What is the connection between escalation, promised force reduction, and our commitment to a "success" in Afghanistan? A mature country poses these questions and insists on plausible answers. The U.S. does none of this.

Is John Boehner a Mole for Code Pink? A Democratic Plant, Maybe?

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Conspiracy theorists may conclude that John Boehner is a closet peacenik. Why else would he confront the American people with an either/or choice between a popular social program and a war?

America's Stranded Armies

Michael Brenner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Brenner

In the AfPak theater it is impossible to say what is Washington's objective. Short of a massive force expansion, the ignominious end seems likely to come soon, for political rather than military reasons.

US Forces Leave Afghanistan's 'Valley Of Death'

Huffington Post | Nicholas Sabloff and Doug Sarro | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

US troops leave the 'Valley of Death.' US forces have pulled out of the remote Korengal Valley in Afghanistan, an area that saw some of the "most inte...