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Obama To Keep 9,800 Troops In Afghanistan After Withdrawal

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 07.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Charting an end to America's longest war, President Barack Obama announced plans Tuesday for keeping nearly 10,000 U.S. troops in ...

Obama Surprises Troops In Afghanistan

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 05.25.2014 | Politics

BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan (AP) — President Barack Obama secretly slipped into Afghanistan under the cover of darkness Sunday for a weekend visit...

Obama To US Troops: Bin Laden Got His Justice

AP | BEN FELLER | Posted 05.01.2012 | World

BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan -- President Barack Obama is telling troops in Afghanistan that Osama bin Laden got his justice one year ago, as the pre...

Andrea Stone

NGOs In Afghanistan React To Obama Drawdown, Worry About Security

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 08.23.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- Humanitarian aid groups in Afghanistan reacted to President Barack Obama's plan to begin pulling U.S. troops out of that country this su...

Obama Sets Course For Troop Withdrawal In Afghanistan

AP | BEN FELLER and JULIE PACE | Posted 08.22.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Beginning to wind down a long and devastating war, President Barack Obama announced Wednesday night he was pulling home 33,000 U.S....

Afghanistan Troop Cut Likely Near 10,000 For This Year: Report

AP | ROBERT BURNS | Posted 08.21.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A senior U.S. defense official says the troop withdrawal to be announced Wednesday by President Barack Obama is likely to total two...

Obama 'Finalizing' Decision On Plans For Afghanistan Troop Withdrawal

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 08.20.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will announce the critical next steps in America's decade-long war in Afghanistan on Wednesday, outlining bo...

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 ...

Colbert Crushes Glenn Beck For Latest "Hysterical" Attack On Obama (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Dan Abramson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

As part of his new Afghanistan strategy, President Obama announced that he will deploy 30,000 troops to the region -- a plan that has drawn mixed reac...

Obama: Afghan Debate Should Not Be Based On False Choices

AP | BEN FELLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Tuesday ruled out shrinking the Afghanistan war to a counterterrorism campaign. Yet he did not signal whe...

Garry Wills: Obama Buying Second Term With Lives of Young Americans

New York Review Of Books | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

I am told by people I respect that Barack Obama cannot pull out of both Iraq and Afghanistan without becoming a one-term president. I think that may b...

Sam Stein

McCain: Obama Putting "Lives In More Danger" Without Bump In U.S. Afghan Forces

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. John McCain, (R-Ariz.) warned President Barack Obama on Tuesday that he will be risking American lives if he decides not to follow recommendation...

Obama's Afghanistan Policy Meets More Skepticism In Congress

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Congressional skepticism over the Obama administration's plans for Afghanistan mounted Sunday as four senators questioned whether m...

US Military Says Its Force In Afghanistan Is Insufficient To Complete Job

New York Times | HELENE COOPER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

American military commanders with the NATO mission in Afghanistan told President Obama's chief envoy to the region this weekend that they did not have...