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Obama and Afghanistan

David Wood

'We're Not Gonna Walk Backward': Panetta On Our Future In Afghanistan | David Wood | Posted 01.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Starting Sunday, tens of thousands of troops from the 10th Mountain, 101st Airborne and the 1st Armored Divisions will begin boarding ai...

David Wood

War Aways Unpopular, Gates Says, But 'We're on Path to Success' in Afghanistan | David Wood | Posted 08.16.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In late 2006, then defense secretary nominee Robert Gates was asked if he thought the United States was winning. In what was one of hi...

Obama CBS Interview: I'd Fire The Afghanistan Decision Leakers

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

AP BEIJING — President Barack Obama said Wednesday his upcoming strategy in Afghanistan will "put us on a path towards ending the war" and that ...

No to Afghanistan? But Didn't We Say...?

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Don't pretend that we haven't spent these past years shouting "Afghanistan! Afghanistan!" at every opportunity. And now that there's a president who's listened, who's reluctantly reached the very same conclusion, we say -- "Nevermind"?

Carl Levin: Afghanistan Fight Needs Better Strategy

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A leading Democrat on military matters says a better strategy and a firm resolve to succeed in Afghanistan are more important than ...

GOP Is Withering About His Dithering

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

If you look before you leap / And worry that you're in too deep / If flag-draped coffins cost you sleep / You're "dithering."

Obama's Afghanistan Plan: Marines To Be First Wave

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE and STEVEN R. HURST | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WEST POINT, N.Y. — Declaring "our security is at stake," President Barack Obama ordered an additional 30,000 U.S. troops into the long war in Af...

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 ...

Obama Afghanistan

Washington Post | Eugene Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Barack Obama didn't set out to be a "war president," but that's what history compels him to be. The nation and the world are fortunate that he doesn't...

The New Anti-War Movement: Obama Faces Growing Backlash Over Afghanistan

The Daily Beast | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As President Obama's generals consider asking for more troops in Afghanistan, the White House is finding itself confronted with a new problem: lefty w...

Obama and His Base: Disillusioned, Yet Again

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

It was the gnawing in his gut that gave it away, that creepy-crawly upset in the pre-dawn darkness. He turned himself to one side, then to the other, ...

Afghan War To Get More US Troops: Sources

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...

Obama sets firm date to end Iraq war he inherited

AP | BEN FELLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. — President Barack Obama consigned the Iraq war to history Friday, declaring he will end combat operations within 18 months a...

Obama Sending More Troops To Afghanistan... Official: 17,000 Is Likely Increase

AP | ANNE GEARAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — Defense and congressional officials say President Barack Obama has approved an increase in U.S. forces for the flagging war in Afgh...