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The Top 3 Signs This War Will End

Jim Wallis | Posted 08.02.2011 | World
Jim Wallis

Congress is fed up with the war in Afghanistan, and its members' turn against the war mirrors the quickly changing public opinion.

Asserting War Powers, House Moves to End Afghanistan, Libya Wars

Robert Naiman | Posted 07.27.2011 | Politics
Robert Naiman

Voting on amendments on the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act, the House of Representatives took action to hasten the end of the wars in Afghanistan and Libya.

Amanda Terkel

Afghanistan Withdrawal Bill Falls Just 12 Votes Short Of Passage

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.26.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In its first votes on the war in Afghanistan since the killing of Osama bin Laden, Congress sent a strong message to President Obama tha...

The Time Is Now to Bring Them Home

Rep. Jim McGovern | Posted 07.26.2011 | Politics
Rep. Jim McGovern

I've met with our troops in Afghanistan. I've met with them after they've come home. They're incredible. But politicians put them into harm's way. And we now have an obligation to get them safely home.

1,500 Broken Promises from Afghanistan War Backers

Robert Greenwald and Derrick Crowe | Posted 07.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Greenwald and Derrick Crowe

With Memorial Day coming up, we should take a moment to consider something that's gone largely unremarked in the mainstream media: more than 1,500 troops have now died in a war the American people oppose.

Afghanistan: No More Excuses

Jim Wallis | Posted 07.12.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

After 10 long years, the national conversation on the war in Afghanistan has changed significantly. And now, the hunt for Osama bin Laden, used for years to justify the war, is over.

After OBL: McGovern/Jones Push for Real Withdrawal Plan

Robert Naiman | Posted 07.06.2011 | Politics
Robert Naiman

The bipartisan legislation is unique in that it carries with it the prospect of a roll call, in which every member of the House will have to choose a side: open-ended war in Afghanistan, or a clear plan for military withdrawal?

Doug Lamborn's Bill To De-Fund NPR Set For Thursday Vote

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

WASHINGTON — The House on Thursday voted to end federal funding to National Public Radio. Republican supporters said it made good fiscal sense, ...

Lucia Graves

House To Vote Wednesday On Child Nutrition Bill, Cuts To Food Stamps Possible

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Rep. George Miller (D-Calif.) were joined by other Democratic lawmakers on Tuesday in calling ...

Did Voters Give Republicans a Mandate for More War?

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

Allow me to try to bring some evidence to bear on Senator McCain's apparent claim that the recent election was a mandate to extend the presence of US troops in Afghanistan.

For Jobs and Peace, Re-Elect Feingold-McGovern and a Democratic Congress

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

If some Democrats want to punish Obama at the ballot box, sitting on their hands while Republicans take down Russ Feingold and Jim McGovern and the Democratic Congress is an irrational way to do it.

Bacevich: Vietnam vs. Munich, and Creating an "Iraq/Afghanistan Syndrome"

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

A key task for ending the war - and preventing future wars, such as a future war with Iran for which the political groundwork is now being laid - is breaking the Republican political monolith in support of war.

146 Votes Away From Afghanistan Exit

Tom Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Andrews

The WikiLeaks documents demonstrate why those 162 Members of the House were so right in casting their vote against an open ended military commitment to the government of Afghanistan.

Defense News: War Supplemental Not Needed to Fund Troops

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

If the war supplemental is not approved this week, the troops will still be paid and the troops will still be fully supplied. There is no "emergency" requiring action this week.

54 Percent Want Afghan Exit, but Petraeus Could Nix Peace Talks with Terror Naming

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

Petraeus is pushing to have the Haqqani network, a key component of the Afghan Taliban, designated as a terrorist group.This move would undermine the policy in support of negotiations with the Afghan Taliban.

Peace Activists Protest DNC Attack on Steele for War Criticism

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

As Americans working to end the war in Afghanistan, we write to express our deep disappointment and concern at the recent attack by the DNC on Michael Steele in response to his criticism of the war.

On Afghanistan, Michael Steele Speaks for Me

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Naiman

Brad Woodhouse and the DNC owe all of us an apology for attacking Michael Steele on his Afghanistan remarks, but I would settle for a commitment not to engage in this sort of behavior in the future.

Will Obama Say Yes to Afghan Peace Talks?

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

When we compel the U.S. government to accept the policy of a timetable for military withdrawal, we remove the fundamental U.S. obstacle to peace in Afghanistan.

Picking Up Steam in the House

Tom Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Andrews

Yesterday Congress moved one step closer to representing the majority of Americans who believe the war in Afghanistan has not been worth the sacrifice...

Sam Stein

Afghanistan Withdrawal: Lawmakers Rebuke Obama For Calling Focus On It An 'Obsession'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With the war on Afghanistan thrust momentarily back into the political spotlight, a host of anti-war Democratic lawmakers are expressing their frustra...

McGovern, Obey Lead House Showdown on Afghanistan War

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

Reps. McGovern and Obey are expected to introduce an amendment on the war supplemental that would require Obama to present Congress with a timetable for military redeployment from Afghanistan.

Speaker Pelosi, Put Afghanistan Drawdown on Record With McGovern-Obey

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

Pelosi is in a unique position to weigh in, since the House could put the Afghanistan drawdown in writing when it considers the war supplemental, by approving an amendment introduced by Reps. McGovern and Obey.

Which Party Is the Peace Party?

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Alan Grayson

For years, I prosecuted war profiteers in Iraq. I saw exactly what Gen. Butler meant when he said, "war is a racket." I'm not going to change my mind about these wars any time soon. But we have to change other people's minds.

$33 Billion for War, How Could I Spend Thee on Local Jobs?

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Naiman

Suppose we decided to pay the two-year cost of the Local Jobs for America Act by shortening the war in Afghanistan. By how long would we have to shorten the war?

Firing McChrystal is Not Enough

Tom Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Andrews

It's time to stop the manipulation, the insubordination and the military dreams of endless war in Afghanistan. Fire McChrystal and then fire the strategy.