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"In God We Trust; All Other, Bring Data!"

Craig K. Comstock | Posted 09.10.2011 | Politics
Craig K. Comstock

When crucial information is misleading or absent, what is the meaning of democracy? Key indicators are now being hidden or massaged, for example, in t...

Afghan War Costs US $3.6 Billion Per Month: Data

The Hill | Roxana Tiron | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The United States spends about $3.6 billion a month in Afghanistan, according to data provided by the Congressional Research Service....

Arianna On The 'Supreme Irony' Of Obama's Nobel Speech (VIDEO)

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Huff TV

Arianna appeared on "The Joy Behar Show" Thursday evening with Behar and radio host Stephanie Miller, where she weighed in on President Obama's Nobel ...

General Jones: General McChrystal's Call For More Troops Is McChrystal's "Opinion" (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

President Obama's national security adviser Gen. James L. Jones appeared on CBS' Face The Nation Sunday and weighed in on comments made by Gen. Stanle...

Lawmakers From Both Parties Raise Concerns Over Afghan War Escalation

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (Associated Press) - Sens. Carl Levin (D-Mich.) and Richard G. Lugar (R-Ind.) voiced their concerns Sunday about the war in Afghanistan, it...

Frank Rich: The Missing Link Between Fort Hood And The War In Afghanistan

New York Times | FRANK RICH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

For all the right's jeremiads, its own brand of political correctness kept it from connecting two crucial dots: how our failing war against terrorists...

Obama Leaning Toward 34,000 More Troops For Afghanistan

McClatchy | Jonathan S. Landay | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

President Barack Obama is nearing a decision to send more than 30,000 additional U.S. troops to Afghanistan next year, but he may not announce it unti...

President Obama Likely to Announce Afghan Decision Between Nov. 7 and 11

ABC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sources tell ABC News that as of now President Obama will likely announce his decision about a new strategy in Afghanistan at some point between the A...

Karzai Camp Hardens Its Line On Afghan Election Recount

Wall Street Journal | ANAND GOPAL | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL -- Afghan President Hamid Karzai may not accept the results of a vote recount from the summer's general election, officials from his campaign hi...

Rethink Afghanistan: Filmmaker Robert Greenwald "Took A Lot Of Grief" For Movie On Afghan War Policy

Raw Story | Kathleen Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The left-wing filmmaker behind a documentary that questions U.S. policy in Afghanistan says he "took a lot of grief" and lost progressive donors when ...

Clinton, Gates Walk Back On Obama's "Locked In" Afghan Withdrawal

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Despite the president's commitment on Tuesday that a surge of US and international troops in Afghanistan would "allow us to begin the transfer of our ...

US Seeks Up To 7,000 More NATO Troops For Afghan War

Wall Street Journal | PETER SPIEGEL and STEPHEN FIDLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

U.S. and European estimates of the new troops they may get from NATO allies vary from 3,000 to 7,000. Those would complement the additional U.S. force...

Obama Has Decided To Send Almost 40,000 Troops To Afghanistan: CBS News

CBS News | Font Size Print E | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

President Obama has settled on a new strategy for Afghanistan. CBS News correspondent David Martin reports that the president will send a lot more tro...

Abdullah Withdraws From Afghan Election

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

President Hamid Karzai's rival in the second round of the Afghan presidential election has announced that he is withdrawing from the poll....

Arianna Discusses Afghan War And Huge Wall Street Profits On CNN

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Huff TV

Arianna appeared on CNN's The Situation Room Monday, along with Gloria Borger, Joe Johns and Ben Stein. She discussed the Afghan War, huge Wall Street...

Marcus Baram

Overall, Afghanistan More Lethal For U.S. Soldiers Than Iraq (CHART)

HuffingtonPost.com | Marcus Baram | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Research assistance by Grace KiserScroll down for latest updates and charts How dangerous is it to be a U.S. soldier in Afghanistan? Until last year,...

Veterans Advocates Worried About Care For Troops Wounded In Afghan Surge

McClatchy | David Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- As the Obama administration ramps up the war in Afghanistan, veterans advocates say the government must develop a better plan to handle ...

Democratic, Republican Lawmakers Raise Concerns Over Afghan War Escalation

LA Times | Greg Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The persistent skepticism from the president's own party, along with new doubts raised by Republicans who have generally supported broadening the conf...

Colin Powell To Obama On Afghanistan Troop Decision: "Take Your Time"

ABC News | Jake Tapper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In an interview with Roland Martin on the Tom Joyner Morning Show this morning, former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Colin Powell reveale...

The Generals' Revolt

Rolling Stone | Robert Dreyfuss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In early October, as President Obama huddled with top administration officials in the White House situation room to rethink America's failing strategy...

US Held Secret War Game To Test 2 Afghan Troop Level Scenarios

Washington Post | Greg Jaffe and Karen DeYoung | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Pentagon's top military officer oversaw a secret war game this month to evaluate the two primary military options that have been put forward by th...

John Kerry On Afghanistan: Sending More Troops Is "Irresponsible" Until Afghan Election Is Settled

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

In an interview with CNN's "State of the Union," Kerry, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said the United States should not proceed ...

Up To 56,000 More Contractors Could Be Sent With Troops To Afghanistan

TPM | Justin Elliott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Private contractors will make up at least half of the total military workforce in Afghanistan going forward, according to Defense Department officials...

Robert Gates Wants War Advice To Obama Kept Private

The Washington Post | Ann Scott Tyson and Scott Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates stressed Monday that military and civilian leaders should keep their advice to President Obama on Afghanistan privat...

White House Leaning Against Surge In Afghanistan's Police, Army Forces

Wall Street Journal | YOCHI J. DREAZEN and MICHAEL M. PHILLIPS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama administration has soured on a call from its top commander to double the size of the Afghan police and army, reflecting the White House's co...