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Obama Tells Pentagon To Plan For Afghanistan Withdrawal In Warning To Karzai

AP | Posted 02.25.2014 | Politics

BY JULIE PACE, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — In a blunt warning to Afghan President Hamid Karzai, President Barack Obama threatened on T...

Pentagon Says Afghan Forces Will Need 'Substantial' Help Beyond 2014

AP | ROBERT BURNS | Posted 09.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon said Tuesday it is offering no "zero option" for the number of troops that would remain in Afghanistan after the U.S. ...

David Wood

In Afghanistan, The Pentagon Sees Risk 'Everywhere' | David Wood | Posted 12.28.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- As the U.S. war in Afghanistan enters its second decade, a new Pentagon assessment acknowledged that the Taliban insurgency remains "res...

The War Addicts: 2016 and Then Some

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Tom Engelhardt

Like people bingeing on anything, the present Pentagon and military cast of characters can't stop themselves. The thought that in Afghanistan or anywhere else they might have to go on a diet, as sooner or later they will, is deeply unnerving.

Dan Froomkin

'Plan B' For Afghanistan Aims To Spark Long Overdue Debate | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Nine long years into a war in Afghanistan that two out of three Americans no longer support, a group of disillusioned foreign policy experts is trying...

Democrats Challenge Pentagon On Afghanistan

AP | ANNE FLAHERTY and PAULINE JELINEK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A schism deepened Wednesday between U.S. war leaders and Congress as lawmakers – crucial Democrats among them – challen...

US Pays $400 Per Gallon For Gas In Afghanistan: Pentagon

The Hill | Roxana Tiron | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Pentagon pays an average of $400 to put a gallon of fuel into a combat vehicle or aircraft in Afghanistan. The statistic is likely to play into t...

Pentagon Worried About Obama's Commitment To Afghanistan

Yahoo! News | Nancy A. Youssef, McClatchy Newspapers | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- The prospect that U.S. Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal may ask for as many as 45,000 additional American troops in Afghanistan is fueling g...

Pentagon Extends Tours Of Duty For Marines In Afghanistan

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon has extended the tour of 2,200 Marines in Afghanistan, after insisting for months the unit would come home on time. Th...

Pentagon: Taliban Regrouped In Afghanistan, Attacks Likely To Increase

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Taliban has regrouped after its initial fall from power in Afghanistan and the pace of its attacks is likely to increase this y...