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Troop Increase Afghanistan

Obama Nixed Full Surge After Quizzing Brass

Inter Press Service | Gareth Porter | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

President Barack Obama decided to approve only 17,000 of the 30,000 troops requested by Gen. David McKiernan, the top commander of U.S. and NATO tro...

Many Afghans Oppose Obama Troop Surge

Christian Science Monitor | Anand Gopal | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Ms. Barakzai is among the growing number of Afghans - especially in the Pashtun south - who oppose a troop increase here, posing what could be the big...