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1,501 Good Reasons To End the Afghanistan War

Derrick Crowe | Posted 07.20.2011 | World
Derrick Crowe

The number of troops killed in connection with the Afghanistan war now exceeds 1,500. How many more troop deaths and civilian killings will we tolerate before Washington acts to end this war?

Failure, Not Progress, in Afghanistan

Robert Greenwald and Derrick Crowe | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Greenwald and Derrick Crowe

The Obama administration is kidding itself if it thinks the American people will buy its latest attempted whitewash of the failure of the escalation strategy in Afghanistan.

18 Service Members Killed In Afghanistan Since Saturday

AP | ROBERT H. REID | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — Six more American troops were killed in action in Afghanistan, ending August with a spike in bloodshed that has claimed the...

Pakistan: Diplomacy vs Giving It All Away

Josh Mull | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Mull

I am the Afghanistan Blogging Fellow for The Seminal and Brave New Foundation. You can read my work on The Seminal or at Rethink Afghanistan. The view...

Life Insurance Companies Allegedly Profiting From U.S. Troop Deaths

The Kansas City Star | Mike McGraw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Missouri and Kansas insurance departments said Tuesday that they were checking for complaints over a practice in which life insurance companies we...

General Kayani's "Silent Coup" in Pakistan: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Josh Mull | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Mull

I am the Afghanistan Blogging Fellow for The Seminal and Brave New Foundation. You can read my work on The Seminal or at Rethink Afghanistan. The view...

Election 2010: Media Marching Orders on Afghanistan

Josh Mull | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Josh Mull

Congratulations media, you've had a very successful couple of weeks. Your control over the public discourse is strong. So don't blow the whole operation and have everybody actually engaged in civics -- Western Civilization would collapse.

Sign the act.ly Petition to End the War in Afghanistan

Derrick Crowe | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Derrick Crowe

I've just launched an act.ly petition asking the White House to end the war in Afghanistan. Please sign it (you must have a Twitter account to do so) ...

Soldier Suicides This Year To Top Those In 2008

AP | PAULINE JELINEK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Soldier suicides this year are almost sure to top last year's grim totals, but a recent decline in the pace of such incidents could...

791 U.S. Military Deaths In Afghanistan Since Start Of War

The Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

As of Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2009, at least 791 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Uzbekistan as a result of the U.S. invasi...

Schumer: Success In Iraq A "50/50" Proposal (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Sunday's twin bombings in Iraq were the first topic of discussion on NBC's Meet The Press Sunday morning. The attacks killed at least 147 and wounded ...