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Boots on the Ground Two

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 04.28.2015 | Politics
Reese Schonfeld

Last week I suggested the difficulties that faced US forces if the President sent them into the ISIS battle in Iraq. I particularly pointed out the difficulties that armed vehicles face from IEDs if we attempted to use them in that country.

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...

Setback Could Cause Pentagon To Cut Forces

Reuters | Posted 04.11.2013 | Politics

By David Alexander RAMSTEIN AIR FORCE BASE, Germany, Feb 9 (Reuters) - The Pentagon will have to cut the size of U.S. military forces ...

Afghanistan: We're Out of Reasons

Joseph Blady, M.D. | Posted 12.02.2012 | Politics
Joseph Blady, M.D.

In reporting about a Taliban attack against Camp Bastion in southern Afghanistan last Friday, The New York Times pointed out that the eight U.S. Marin...

US - Libya No Fly

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


US to Libya

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Poll: 7 In 10 Afghans Support US Forces

AP | DEB RIECHMANN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL — Nearly seven in 10 Afghans support the presence of U.S. forces in their country, and 61 percent favor the military buildup of 37,000 U.S...

My Hamid Karzai Daydream

Jamie Metzl | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jamie Metzl

Just back from Afghanistan, I began to daydream about Karzai speaking directly to the American people to take responsibility for his government's failings and seek support for U.S. engagement in the country.

Northern Iraq Needs Troops, Says US General Ray Odierno

The New York Times | ROD NORDLAND | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD -- The commanding general of American forces in Iraq said Monday that he had proposed putting United States troops in disputed parts of northe...

With God on Our Side?

Jayne Lyn Stahl | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jayne Lyn Stahl

There was an ugly admission yesterday by the U.S. that forces in the Khost Province killed "four combatants," and that one of those killed was a woman...

Afghanistan Will Be General Petraeus' Ultimate Coin Toss | C.M. Sennott | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Four-star General David H. Petraeus, the chief of U.S. Central Command, performed the coin toss before kickoff at the Super Bowl. And there couldn...

Pakistani Drivers Will No Longer Deliver Supplies To Afghanistan

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Lorry drivers in north-west Pakistan say they will no longer deliver supplies to Nato and US-led forces in Afghanistan due to worsening security. T...

On Anniversary Of Bombing Afghanistan, We Need A Surge In Diplomacy

Kelly Campbell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kelly Campbell

If we want to help build a stable and democratic Afghanistan, we should drastically revamp our humanitarian aid to assure that it goes to projects identified by Afghans as crucial and supports the local economy by employing local workers, not high-priced foreign contractors.

Al-Sadr Considers Restarting Full-Scale Fight Against US-Led Forces

AP | HAMZA HENDAWI and QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

BAGHDAD — Muqtada al-Sadr is considering setting aside his political ambitions and restarting a full-scale fight against U.S.-led forces _ a wor...

16 Die in Strike Against Afghan Warlord

AP | AMIR SHAH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

KABUL, Afghanistan — U.S. and Afghan forces attacked a remote village in a mountainous region of northeastern Afghanistan following reports that...