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Kerry Makes Surprise Visit To Afghanistan To Meet Feuding Candidates

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 10.07.2014 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Obama administration on Thursday stepped up efforts to press Afghanistan's two feuding presidential candidates to end ...

Where Are the Afghan Women?

Mahbouba Seraj | Posted 09.28.2014 | World
Mahbouba Seraj

Now, nearing the end of the fourth month of the slow-rolling wreck of this "democratic" Afghan presidential election, we Afghan women have lost our ability to speak. This is not what we women have worked for or voted for or dreamed of, and if we could raise our voices once again, we would not call this "democracy."

Kerry: Afghan Candidates Agree To Audit Results

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 09.11.2014 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's two rival candidates reached a breakthrough agreement Saturday to a complete audit of their contested presid...

Kerry Hopes To Persuade Hedging Leader

AP | LARA JAKES | Posted 12.03.2013 | Politics

BRUSSELS (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is joining diplomats from around the world in hopes of persuading Afghan leaders to let internati...

Kerry: US And Afghanistan Have A Deal

AP | DEB RIECHMANN | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry said Wednesday that the U.S. and Afghanistan have agreed on the language of a bilateral security pac...

Kerry Makes Progress In Afghanistan Talks

AP | MATTHEW LEE and PATRICK QUINN | Posted 12.12.2013 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The U.S. and Afghanistan reached an agreement in principle Saturday on the major elements of a ...

Kerry Arrives In Afghanistan On Unannounced Visit

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 12.11.2013 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan -- KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The future of U.S. involvement in Afghanistan after the last troops leave at the end of 2014 may dep...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 10.03.2013 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week, as summer's vacation high season began (at least in countries other than the unhealthily vacation-averse U.S.), the latest jobs numbers brought more evidence that our economy continues to be on a very extended holiday. We added only 162,000 jobs in July. Over half of them were in the low-wage retail and restaurant sectors, which is likely why hourly wages fell 0.1 percent. At this rate, it will still take up to a decade to erase our 8-10 million job deficit. In response, our leaders in Washington have done... nothing. Actually, worse than nothing, since they're currently wrangling over which job-killing budget cuts should replace the sequester's job-killing cuts. Meanwhile, Secretary of State Kerry said that he expected U.S. forces to remain in Afghanistan after 2014. To paraphrase a younger John Kerry, you never have to ask a man to be the last man to die in Afghanistan if you make the mistake of never leaving.

PHOTO: John Kerry's Scenic View

Posted 03.25.2013 | Politics

Secretary of State John Kerry made an unannounced visit to Iraq over the weekend, where he flew over Baghdad's Arch of Triumph in a helicopter: ...

Amanda Terkel

John Kerry Breaks With Obama On Afghanistan | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

UPDATE: The Boston Globe has issued a "clarification" to its original story, indicating that Kerry's disagreement with the current Afghanistan war str...

Amanda Terkel

Where's The Afghanistan War's John Murtha? | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Before Nov. 17, 2005, Rep. John Murtha (D-Pa.) was best known as a conservative Democrat with ties to the defense industry and a penchan...

Leaked Documents Give Liberals New Ammo

Roll Call | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Obama administration is facing new headaches over its war policy with the unauthorized release of tens of thousands of military records painting a...

Afghanistan Vote Masks Obama's Predicament, Again

AP | ANNE GEARAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's relief at the agreement that could quiet the political crisis over Afghanistan's spoiled election masks hi...

Congress Must Hold Emergency Hearings on Afghanistan Before Obama Makes His Troop Deployment Decision

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

If Congress is going to be called upon to finance this war with billions more in taxpayer dollars, this debate should be taking place in the halls of Congress in front of the American people.

Kerry: McChrystal's Afghanistan Plan Goes Too Far

AP | ANNE GEARAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A war plan that asks President Barack Obama to commit tens of thousands of additional U.S. forces to Afghanistan is too ambitious, ...

John Kerry Vows To Take "Hard Look" At Afghanistan

GlobalPost | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- Sen. John F. Kerry, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, says he will hold far-ranging oversight hearings on the U.S. inv...

Sam Stein

John Kerry: Uptick In Iraq Violence Was Expected, Could Get Worse | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A recent uptick in violence in Iraq was expected and could get worse as the country seeks to reconcile itself politically after years of bitter sectar...

Kerry Expresses Concerns About Afghanistan (VIDEO) | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Thanks to our great friends and allies at Get Afghanistan Right, it seems like a real discussion about the wisdom of military escalation in Afghanista...