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Biggest Afghanistan Battle Looms

AP | ALFRED de MONTESQUIOU | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CAMP LEATHERNECK, Afghanistan — U.S. troops and their Afghan and NATO allies are planning their biggest joint offensive since the Afghan war's s...

What a Difference Two Months Makes As the Fate of Obama's Presidency Plays Out Far From Washington

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
William Bradley

While all the attention was on Obama's State of the Union address, an event of far greater relevance to the fate of his presidency played out not in Washington, but in London.

3 Americans Killed In Afghanistan, NATO says

AP | KIM GAMEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL — Two U.S. service members and one U.S. employee were killed Friday in eastern Afghanistan, pushing the American death toll this month to ...

Kaf-i-stan

Heidi Kingstone | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Heidi Kingstone

We seem to wake up each day and think we have the very complex situation figured out, but that quickly changes. Neither Afghans nor ex-pats can read the runes; there is a darker sense overhanging everything.

New US Air Strategy In Afghanistan: First, Do No Harm

McClatchy | Nancy A. Youssef | McClatchy Newspapers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Six months after Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the top U.S commander in Afghanistan, issued a tactical directive urging troops to walk away from a fig...

Vision of a State: Ultra-Federalism in Afghanistan

Mike Signer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mike Signer

An ultra-federalist culture would constantly seek to discover and bridge gaps between local systems for administering justice and the official machinery of the state courts.

Is al-Qaeda Winning?

Marwan Bishara | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Marwan Bishara

What does it say about Washington's ''War on Terror'' that a dozen and a half people with paper cutters forced hundreds of thousands of Western troops into the battlefields of the "greater Middle East" region?

Video Of Car Bomb Blast In Kabul

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

(AP) -- Taliban militants wearing explosives vests launched a brazen assault on the heart of Kabul on Monday, as suicide bombings and gunbattles near ...

Taliban Attack: Afghanistan Capital Under Assault

AP | ROBERT H. REID and RAHIM FAIEZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL — Taliban militants wearing explosive vests launched a brazen daylight assault Monday on the center of Kabul, with suicide bombings and gu...

5 UK Troops Killed By Afghan Cop

AP | ELENA BECATOROS and DEB RIECHMANN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL — The killing of five British troops by a rogue Afghan policeman underlines concerns about training and discipline within the ranks and po...

Chris Dortleff A Flight Risk: Ex-Blackwater Guard Charged In Afghan Double Murder Will Be Jailed Until Trial

AP | LARRY O'DELL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

NORFOLK, Va. — A former Blackwater contractor charged in the shooting deaths of two Afghans will be held in custody until his trial because his ...

Karzai Effectively Handed 2nd Term After Abdullah Drops From Afghan Election

AP | HEIDI VOGT and ROBERT H. REID | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL — President Hamid Karzai effectively secured a second term Sunday when his only challenger dropped out of the race, and the Obama administ...

Time to Rethink Afghanistan

Robert Greenwald | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Greenwald

The war in Afghanistan continues to escalate, and more are killed each day. While the United States spends billions the Chinese are building industry, jobs and good will.

Kabul Suicide Bombing Kills At Least Eight

AP | DEB RIECHMANN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL — A suicide car bomber struck Tuesday near the home of a former Afghan vice president and a hotel frequented by Westerners, killing at lea...

US Held Secret War Game To Test 2 Afghan Troop Level Scenarios

Washington Post | Greg Jaffe and Karen DeYoung | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Pentagon's top military officer oversaw a secret war game this month to evaluate the two primary military options that have been put forward by th...

Afghanistan: Eight Days From the Ground -- Part 1 of 8

Sara R. Nichols | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sara R. Nichols

Kabul's traffic is the perfect metaphor for the mind-numbing status of this ravaged and complex country that our group of nine peace activists visited, with the hope of understanding it somewhat better.

Hamid Karzai Sworn In For Second 5-Year Term As Afghan President

AP | KATHY GANNON and ELENA BECATOROS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL — For his critics, President Hamid Karzai's inaugural speech Thursday struck all the right notes – sober pledges to get tough on cor...

Afghan Election: Problems Ahead

AP | HEIDI VOGT | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL -- Afghan officials would face a daunting task in organizing a runoff presidential election before the arrival of winter -- including hiring un...

Colin Powell To Obama On Afghanistan Troop Decision: "Take Your Time"

ABC News | Jake Tapper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In an interview with Roland Martin on the Tom Joyner Morning Show this morning, former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Colin Powell reveale...

Al-Qaida Showing Smaller Presence In Afghanistan

AP | ROBERT H. REID | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL — Al-Qaida's role in Afghanistan has faded after eight years of war. Gone is the once-formidable network of camps and safe houses where O...

Obama Leaning Toward 34,000 More Troops For Afghanistan

McClatchy | Jonathan S. Landay | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

President Barack Obama is nearing a decision to send more than 30,000 additional U.S. troops to Afghanistan next year, but he may not announce it unti...

Ryan Grim

Experts On Afghanistan Doubt Survey On Foreign Occupation: Results Are Impossible

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A new survey of the Afghan people is being touted as evidence that hearts and minds may, in fact, be warming to the U.S.'s military presence, which is...

Taliban Claims That Canceled Afghan Election Proves Its Success

AP | ROBERT H. REID and KATHY GANNON | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL — President Hamid Karzai promised to stamp out corruption. The image suggested otherwise. Standing at Karzai's side on Tuesday were his tw...

Afghanistan Cemetery Literally 'Graveyard Of Empires'

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Hidden behind its tall wall are memorials to Englishmen, Europeans and even a few Americans -- all of whom came to this war-torn land in the service o...

Matthew Hoh Resigns: State Department Official Quits Over Afghan War

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A former Marine who fought in Iraq, joined the State Department after leaving the military and was a diplomat in a Taliban strongho...