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"Dwell Time" For Troops Largely Ignored By Media

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

I was a little surprised this Sunday when two interviews with U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates failed to yield any serious questions on whether ...

Nat. Security Advisor Jim Jones Makes Secret Trip To Pakistan

newsweek.com | Michael Hirsh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Only hours before President Obama took off for Asia on Thursday, his national-security adviser landed in Pakistan on an unannounced trip to meet with ...

Jason Linkins

McChrystal: Coalition Forces Pay Afghan Soldiers Less Than Taliban

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

During yesterday's hearings before the House and Senate Armed Service Committees, General Stanley McChrystal and Ambassador Karl Eikenberry presented ...

An Interview With Matthew Hoh

Derrick Crowe | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Derrick Crowe

If Matthew Hoh could tell you one thing to help you understand the United States' predicament in Afghanistan, it's that the presence of our ground combat troops is not doing anything to defeat al Qaeda.

Karl Eikenberry Dissents On Afghan Troop Increase

Huffington Post | Nick Sabloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Ahead of today's meeting of Obama's national security team to discuss Afghan war strategy, Karl Eikenberry, the U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan and a m...

Karl Eikenberry Assures Afghans That U.S. Will Stay Beyond 2011

McClatchy | Thomas L. Day | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan -- U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Karl Eikenberry Thursday further signaled that a strong American military presence will remain in...

Matthew Hoh Speaks Grim Truth To Power

Roger Morris | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Roger Morris

Matthew Hoh embodies the bravery America needs in Afghanistan policy-making. Implored by Amb. Eikenberry to stay, he chose to forgo a prized career in order to speak out. We too know that agony.

Inside This Morning's White House Afghanistan Meeting: Anger With Eikenberry, ‘Beef' With McChrystal

washingtonindependent.com | Spencer Ackerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Update, 8:50 a.m.: I am retracting this post, published yesterday, titled "Inside This Morning's White House Afghanistan Meeting: Anger With Eikenberr...

Could Be a Late Night in Partystan

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Rick Horowitz

"Daddy, have you seen the car keys?" "On the table near the door -- you're going already?" "I'm late -- I told Marisa I'd pick her up on the way o...

New Tools for Peace in Afghanistan

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Wallis

Development and humanitarian assistance can no longer be an afterthought; they must be central to any strategy the U.S. government puts forward in Afghanistan.

Classified McChrystal Report: 500,000 Troops Will Be Required Over Five Years in Afghanistan

Tom Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Tom Andrews

There are perhaps only two people in America who think that the current level of commitment is sustainable by the United States and its allies, and they left office last January.

War Gone Wild in Afghanistan

Derrick Crowe | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Derrick Crowe

After more than 800 U.S. military casualties, tens of thousands of Afghan civilian deaths and $228 billion, we have zero indications that Pashtuns in Afghanistan are any closer to giving their support to the Kabul government.

John King Confronts US Ambassador To Afghanistan Over Inaccurate War Analysis (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Nicholas Graham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Lt. Gen. Karl Eikenberry was a guest on CNN's "State of the Union" with John King on Sunday to discuss the state of the war in Afghanistan. After nea...

Afghanistan Likely To See Surge In Civilian Employees

washingtonpost.com | Karen DeYoung | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Hundreds of additional U.S. diplomats and civilian officials would be deployed to Afghanistan as part of the new civil-military regional strategy that...