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New Details On Wasteful $36 Million Army Facility In Afghanistan Could Threaten Joint Chiefs Nomination | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 05.21.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A congressional watchdog on Wednesday provided new details on a $36 million facility in Afghanistan that was regarded as unnecessary by ...

Obama Nominates New Top U.S. Military Officers

Reuters | Posted 05.05.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, May 5 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Tuesday nominated Marine General Joseph Dunford as the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of ...

Obama Chooses Marine General As New Joint Chiefs Chairman

Reuters | Roberta Rampton | Posted 05.05.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, May 4 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Tuesday will nominate Marine General Joseph Dunford as the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs o...

U.S. Military Didn't Seek Afghan Pullout In 2017

AP | By LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 09.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Military commanders did not recommend that the White House announce the complete withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan in 201...

Obama Meets With Top U.S. Commander In Afghanistan

AP | Posted 02.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has met at the White House with his top commander in Afghanistan and other high-ranking Pentagon officials....

U.S. General Calls Karzai To Apologize For Drone Strike That Killed Child

AP | PATRICK QUINN | Posted 11.29.2013 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan apologized to President Hamid Karzai for a drone strike that killed a child and NATO...

U.S. Commander: Afghanistan Will Depend On International Troops For Many Years

Reuters | Posted 10.13.2013 | World

By Dylan Welch and Jessica Donati KABUL, Aug 14 (Reuters) - Afghanistan's future security will remain dependent on international troop...

End the Afghanistan War Now

Joseph Blady, M.D. | Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics
Joseph Blady, M.D.

The great thing about Afghanistan is that as soon as you start to forget why we should leave, something happens to remind you. Just how many reminders do we need? How much longer will we allow a tragedy that can no longer command front page coverage continue to torture American families?

U.S. Hands Prison Over To Afghans

AP | RAHIM FAIEZ | Posted 05.25.2013 | World

KABUL — Afghan police say eight suicide bombers have attacked one of their headquarters in the eastern city of Jalalabad, killing five officers ...

Afghanistan, U.S. Reach Deal On Troop Withdrawal

AP | KIMBERLY DOZIER | Posted 06.17.2013 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan -- Afghanistan's president on Wednesday relented in his demand for all U.S. special operations forces to withdraw from a strategic ...

U.S. Denies Karzai's Accusations; Joint Press Conference With Hagel Canceled

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 05.10.2013 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — A series of security problems and fractured relations with Afghan leaders plagued Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's first tri...

Number Of Afghans Killed In Airstrikes Declines

AP | KIM GAMEL | Posted 04.21.2013 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — The number of U.S. drone strikes in Afghanistan rose sharply last year compared with 2011, the United Nations said Tuesday....

Top U.S. General Says He Can Work With Airstrike Ban

AP | PATRICK QUINN | Posted 04.19.2013 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — The top American commander in Afghanistan said on Sunday that he believes the U.S.-led NATO coalition can operate effective...

'Fighting Joe' Takes Over As Top Commander In Afghanistan

AP | PATRICK QUINN | Posted 04.12.2013 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford took charge of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan on Sunday as the coalition enters its final s...

Senate Panel Approves Obama Pick For U.S. Commander

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 11.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate Armed Services Committee has approved President Barack Obama's choice to be the top commander in Afghanistan. By voice vote ...

Next Afghanistan Commander Supports Troops There Past 2014

Foreign Policy | Posted 01.15.2013 | World

The next commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan is prepared to testify that he wants to see a robust U.S. troop presence in Afghanistan after the end...

Obama Taps New Afghan Commander

Reuters | Posted 12.10.2012 | World

WASHINGTON, Oct 10 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Wednesday nominated General Joseph Dunford, the No. 2 Marine officer, to lead the war effor...