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US Troop Levels

Lessons From Afghanistan

Rep. Neil Abercrombie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Neil Abercrombie

I do not believe that military victory in Afghanistan is simply a matter of reappearing with enough troops and the right military strategy.

It's the corruption, stupid!

Jane Harman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jane Harman

Success in Afghanistan is essential; the United States has invested too many troops and too much treasure to fail. But raising troop levels is the wrong place to start the discussion of how to move forward.

More Troops to Afghanistan?

Richard A. Clarke | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Richard A. Clarke

Afghanistan is not a numbers game. The issue is whether we are pursuing a strategy that defines our goals and tailors our means to them.

The Real Cost Of Staying The Course

John Bruhns | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Bruhns

If Americans who support this war aren't willing to put their own bodies where their rhetoric is, there can be no sustainability.

Another Incoherent Policy Proposal: McCain Calls for Expanding Ground Forces by 200,000!

Max Bergmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Max Bergmann

This is another case of McCain having a completely contradictory and incoherent policy approach -- and this is the issue that he has most emphasized his knowledge and experience.

Bush Won't Promise Further Troop Cuts

AP | DEB RIECHMANN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

CRAWFORD, Texas — President Bush declined Saturday to promise more U.S. troop withdrawals from Iraq before he leaves office, and underscored the...