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Obama Got Afghanistan/Pakistan Right

Jon Soltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jon Soltz

We've finally left fantasy-land, where America can simply go somewhere, topple a government, and western-style democracies will pop up and thrive. Afghanistan is a very different beast.

Obama's Afghanistan Plan, Amid Wide Praise, May Be Followed By EU Troop Contributions (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

President Obama's plan for Afghanistan and Pakistan has so far been widely well received. According to a Reuters round-up: spokesmen from Afghanistan...

Obama: Taliban, al-Qaida Must Be Stopped

AP | BEN FELLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — Widening war in "the most dangerous place in the world," President Barack Obama launched a fresh effort Friday to defeat al-Qaida t...

Sam Stein

Karzai "Extremely Gratified" By Obama's Afghan Policy | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Afghan President Hamid Karzai was "extremely gratified" with Barack Obama's speech and approach to the war in Afghanistan, the president's chief diplo...

On My Way To Afghanistan

Stewart Nusbaumer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Stewart Nusbaumer

The Taliban is about to kick off its annual ritual -- the Spring Offensive. This should be the most violent annual ritual since the Soviets occupied Afghanistan several decades ago.

US Shifts Afghan Strategy As War Effort Teeters

New York Times | KIRK SEMPLE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Most of the additional American troops arriving in Afghanistan early next year will be deployed near the capital, Kabul, American military commanders...