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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...

Amanda Terkel

Kirsten Gillibrand's Big Afghanistan Announcement

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Gen. David Petraeus Cites Progress In Afghanistan, Hedges On July 2011 Troop Withdrawal

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Progress in Afghanistan only began this spring and needs time to take root, Army Gen. David Petraeus said in comments broadcast Sunday t...

Petraeus Quietly Abandons Plans To Begin Afghan Security Handover This Year

The Guardian | Jon Boone | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Plans to begin handing control of provinces in Afghanistan to Afghan security forces by the end of this year have been quietly dropped amid fears amon...

David Petraeus To Participate In Confirmation Hearings On Capitol Hill Next Week

AP | ANNE FLAHERTY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A Senate panel is moving quickly to hold a confirmation hearing for Gen. David Petraeus (pah-TRAY'-us) as the new commander for the...

McChrystal: What's Going Down in Washington and Afghanistan?

Michael Brenner | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Brenner

McChrystal is more honest in his assessments than either Obama or Petraeus. The President is accustomed to throw the mantle of success over failure through glib talk and spin.

Democrats Challenge Pentagon On Afghanistan

AP | ANNE FLAHERTY and PAULINE JELINEK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A schism deepened Wednesday between U.S. war leaders and Congress as lawmakers – crucial Democrats among them – challen...

Sam Stein

Petraeus Not Asked About, Won't Address, Afghan Strategy At News Summit

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Bloomberg News scored a major opportunity when news broke Wednesday evening that (1) President Obama had scrapped four proposals for operations in Afg...