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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...

Karzai Appears Set To Agree To Runoff In Afghan Election

New York Times | SABRINA TAVERNISE and HELENE COOPER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan -- Under heavy international pressure, President Hamid Karzai appears set to concede as early as Tuesday that he fell short of a fi...

Mr. President, War Is Not Peace

Norman Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norman Solomon

From President Obama, we hear that peace is the ultimate goal. But "peace" is a fixture on a strategic horizon that keeps moving as the military keeps marching.

Afghanistan -- Winning Lessons from Vietnam

John Graham | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Graham

The collapse of US efforts in Vietnam was made inevitable by the pervasive corruption and incompetence of a succession of governments in South Vietnam -- and here lies the lesson for Afghanistan.

The White Man's Handshake

Eric Margolis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Margolis

Of course Afghanistan is corrupt, like all third world nations, but compared to his western critics, poor Hamid Karzai is a mere beggar in the Kabul bazaar.

Kai Eide: UN Official Defends Afghanistan Election Despite Widespread Fraud

Los Angeles Times | Laura King | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Days before the outcome of Afghanistan's contentious presidential vote was expected to be announced, the head of the United Nations mission in the cou...

Frank Rich: The Missing Link Between Fort Hood And The War In Afghanistan

New York Times | FRANK RICH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

For all the right's jeremiads, its own brand of political correctness kept it from connecting two crucial dots: how our failing war against terrorists...

Robert Gates Wants War Advice To Obama Kept Private

The Washington Post | Ann Scott Tyson and Scott Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates stressed Monday that military and civilian leaders should keep their advice to President Obama on Afghanistan privat...

An Open Letter to President Obama About Afghanistan From William R. Polk

The Nation | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

I was an early supporter of yours. So I hope you will accept the following analysis and proposals as being from a friend as well as a person with cons...

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 ...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...