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Amanda Terkel

Administration Official Won't Say If Combat Troops Will Be Out Of Afghanistan By 2014 | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration is holding the door open to having combat troops in Afghanistan beyond 2014, undercutting a promise made by the...

The Midterms and the Role of Domestic Politics in Foreign Policy

Matthew Hoh | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Matthew Hoh

Given the apathy among voters this midterm towards our wars, don't expect the Obama administration to feel much compulsion to change a failed strategy as President Bush was forced to do in 2006.

On the Iraq Speech Tonight

Jon Soltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jon Soltz

The war in Iraq is not over. The president must make that clear tonight. Though planned combat operations are done, every single one of the 50,000 remaining troops is a combat troop.

David Wood: Obama Has No Afghanistan Benchmarks, Endpoint, Political Strategy

Politics Daily | David Wood | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Afghan President Karzai's meetings in Washington this week ended with no sign of a badly needed joint political strategy to buttress the U.S.-led mili...

Afghanistan War Initiative Losing Support From Liberal Lawmakers

POLITICO | Jonathan Allen and Marin Cogan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As President Barack Obama reaffirms his Afghanistan policy, he's also emboldening critics in Congress who think he should use a shakeup in commanding ...

George McGovern: Get U.S. Troops Out Of Afghanistan

Truthdig | Narda Zacchino | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

George McGovern has some advice for President Barack Obama: Get U.S. troops out of Afghanistan. "I'm convinced that war is going to turn sour. I'm co...

The New Strategy for Obama's War: Precision Power

Mayhill Fowler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mayhill Fowler

There is nothing like the convergence of two equally unpleasant scenarios -- in this case the danger in Pakistan and American forces settling further into Afghanistan -- to sharpen a leader's mind.

Kerry: McChrystal's Afghanistan Plan Goes Too Far

AP | ANNE GEARAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A war plan that asks President Barack Obama to commit tens of thousands of additional U.S. forces to Afghanistan is too ambitious, ...

No JFK Moment For Obama On Afghanistan

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

There's the depth of American military involvement, commitment, and the entrenched thinking that Afghanistan is the front line in the war on terrorism. Obama shares this thinking with the generals.

White House Giving Karzai Six Months To Shape Up

New York Times | David E. Sanger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With the White House's reluctant embrace on Sunday of Hamid Karzai as the winner of Afghanistan's suddenly moot presidential runoff, President Obama n...

Army Says Morale Has Fallen Among Troops In Afghanistan

AP | PAULINE JELINEK | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — Morale has fallen among soldiers in Afghanistan, where troops are seeing record violence in the 8-year-old war, while those in Iraq...

Afghanistan: Collateral Damage From Paris to Punjab

Mira Kamdar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mira Kamdar

I have seen what is antiseptically known as collateral damage from this war in two unlikely places: the city of Paris and the countryside of rural Punjab.

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 ...

Anti-War Activists Reawakened By Obama Afghanistan Decision

Politics Daily | Shahzad Chaudhary | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sitting in the front row at a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing, directly in sight of committee Chairman John Kerry, two women discreetly hel...

MoveOn: Obama Afghanistan Exit Strategy Needed

The Plum Line | Greg Sargent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In its first direct pressure on President Obama over a major war-and-peace issue, MoveOn will call on the president today to develop an exit strategy ...

Obama's Afghanistan Policy Sneak Peak: Ambinder

Marc Ambinder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Barack Obama's new posture toward Afghanistan and Pakistan, to be unveiled tomorrow, codifies for the first time Iran's role in regional dip...

I Wanted to Stop Bush's Surge, but I Support Obama's Stabilization

Jonathan Powers | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jonathan Powers

I hope you will join me in supporting our President Obama and our troops who work to stabilize this "deteriorating situation."

Obama Approves Troop Increase To Afghanistan: Global Responses (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Jessica Gusman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Yesterday President Barack Obama approved the deployment of 17,000 United States troops to Afghanistan, AFP reports. The move led to responses from ac...

Obama To Renew Focus On Hunt For Bin Laden

Washington Post | Karen DeYoung | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The incoming Obama administration plans to explore a more regional strategy to the war in Afghanistan -- including possible talks with Iran -- and loo...