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Troops in Afghanistan

Afghanistan 'After' the American War

Ann Jones | Posted 11.05.2015 | Politics
Ann Jones

Ten months ago, on December 28, 2014, a ceremony in Kabul officially marked the conclusion of America's very long war in Afghanistan. President Obama called that day "a milestone for our country." That was then. This is now.

U.S. To Leave More Troops In Afghanistan Than First Planned: Report

Reuters | Posted 01.25.2015 | Politics

(Adds U.S. reaction, paragraph 9) By Jessica Donati KABUL, Nov 25 (Reuters) - The United States is preparing to increas...

Obama Quietly Broadens Mission In Afghanistan

AP | By LOLITA C. BALDOR and JULIE PACE | Posted 01.22.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. troops in Afghanistan may once again engage Taliban fighters, not just al-Qaida terrorists, under new guidelines quietly appr...

Afghanistan To Sign U.S. Security Agreement, Adviser Says

AP | Posted 09.29.2014 | Politics

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A senior adviser to U.S. President Barack Obama said Monday that Afghanistan will sign a deal Tuesday to allow American so...

U.S. Military Didn't Seek Afghan Pullout In 2017

AP | By LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 09.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Military commanders did not recommend that the White House announce the complete withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan in 201...

Boehner: Some U.S. Troops Should Stay In Afghanistan

The Columbus Dispatch | Jack Torry | Posted 06.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As vote-counting continued in Afghanistan's presidential election, House Speaker John Boehner met yesterday with U.S. officials in Kabul...

Obama Expected To Make Big Announcement On Afghanistan

Reuters | Posted 07.14.2013 | Politics

STOCKHOLM, May 14 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama will announce in the next few weeks how many combat troops the United States will leave in...

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...

Troops Ramp Up Fight Against Most Dangerous Threat To Forces In Afghanistan

AP | AMIR SHAH | Posted 12.18.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghan and NATO forces have stepped up their fight against a militant network considered the most dangerous threat facing c...

PHOTOS: Ten Years Of War In Afghanistan

Posted 12.06.2011 | World

Today marks the tenth anniversary of the start of the war in Afghanistan. On October 7, 2001, in the wake of the 9/11 terror attacks on the twin tower...

The War Must Not Go On!

Jim Wallis | Posted 08.23.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

The president has announced that after an initial drawdown in Afghanistan, the remaining troops will be withdrawn "at a steady pace" going into 2014. But that's not good enough. President Obama had an opportunity to pivot his policy on the war and he didn't take it.

Can an Orange Bracelet Turn Hearts in Washington?

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

2011-03-04-jw.jpgCutting programs that help the most vulnerable isn't going to get us out of financial trouble, or reduce the deficit in ways that we now need.

Troops Prepare For Major New Drive In Afghanistan

New York Times | THOM SHANKER, HELENE COOPER and RICHARD A. OPPEL Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Small bands of elite American Special Operations forces have been operating with increased intensity for several weeks in Kandahar, southern Afghanist...

Army Halts Delivery of Christmas Gifts to Front Lines

Sam Isaac Edwards | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sam Isaac Edwards

Kabul, Afghanistan -- "Mr. Edwards, We're not going to be able to get you to Jalalabad. Enemy activity has increased in the last few days, the troops are at it 24/7." My brain stalled, I was stunned.

Troops In Afghanistan Outnumber Taliban 12-1

AP | SLOBODAN LEKIC | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BRUSSELS — There are already more than 100,000 international troops in Afghanistan working with 200,000 Afghan security forces and police. It ad...

Gates: Afghan Surge Could Happen Swiftly

AP | ANNE GEARAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Robert Gates said any new U.S. forces President Barack Obama sends to Afghanistan could move into the country swi...

Gates To Afghans: US `in this thing to win'

AP | ANNE FLAHERTY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — Defense Secretary Robert Gates arrived Tuesday in Afghanistan with plans to assure officials and American troops there that...

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...

Obama Calls 10 US Service Members On Thanksgiving (PHOTO)

AP/ The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- On his first Thanksgiving in the White House, President Barack Obama has telephoned 10 U.S. servicemen and women stationed in war zones ...

No Troop Increase in Afghan report

AP | LARA JAKES and ANNE GEARAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon presented a grim portrait of the Afghanistan war Thursday, offering no assurances about how long Americans will be fig...