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Now Is the Time to Leave Afghanistan

Mark W. Schleisner | Posted 04.30.2012 | World
Mark W. Schleisner

The U.S. government has given all kinds of reasons we can't leave now, and to be honest, they sound remarkably similar to all the reasons the U.S. said it couldn't leave Vietnam for years.

The Rise and Fall of Al-Qaeda: Debunking the Terrorism Narrative

Fawaz Gerges | Posted 03.04.2012 | World
Fawaz Gerges

Shrouded in myth and inflated by a self-sustaining industry of so-called terrorism "experts" and a well-funded national security industrial complex, the power of Al-Qaeda can only be eradicated when the fantasies around the group are laid to rest.

Leon Panetta: There May Be Less Than 50 Al Qaeda Fighters In Afghanistan

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- CIA Director Leon Panetta said on Sunday there may be fewer than 50 al-Qaida fighters in Afghanistan, with "no question" that most of th...

Al-Qaeda on the Ropes?

Michael Brenner | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Brenner

Al-Qaeda is a phenomenon that defies scorecard evaluations. Consequently, you never know how close you are to reaching an objective in the ongoing battle against it.

Sam Stein

Feingold: Why Surge Where Al Qaeda Isn't? | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

One of the fiercest critics of the proposed surge of U.S. forces in Afghanistan warned on Sunday that the policy would distract America from the pursu...

Afghanistan UN Security Lapse Is Inexcusable: Foreign Correspondent

True/Slant | Michael Hastings | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

I try to avoid posts like this, weighing in with a strongly held opinion about something I have no first hand information of. The initial reports are ...

Afghan Baby Shot Dead In Botched US Raid

Huffington Post | Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A US troop raid on a suspected al-Queda link in Afghanistan went tragically awry Wednesday, resulting in the death of five civilians, including a seve...