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US Troops May Stay Longer In Mosul Due To Fighting: Odierno | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Gen. Ray Odierno, the top U.S. military commander in Iraq, said that continuing the fight against insurgents in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul might...

U.S. Prefers to Leave Iraq Through Jordan and Kuwait, Rather than Turkey

Harut Sassounian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Harut Sassounian

Turkish officials have been salivating at the opportunity of presenting the United States with a series of demands in return for allowing U.S. troops to leave through Turkey.

Turkey, US Begin Talks On Iraq-Exit Strategy

Hurriyet Daily News | Zeynep Gurcanli | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Turkey and the U.S. have officially began preliminary talks on the use of Turkish soil for the transfer of American troops, arms and other logistic eq...

I Wanted to Stop Bush's Surge, but I Support Obama's Stabilization

Jonathan Powers | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jonathan Powers

I hope you will join me in supporting our President Obama and our troops who work to stabilize this "deteriorating situation."

Obama Approves Troop Increase To Afghanistan: Global Responses (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Jessica Gusman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Yesterday President Barack Obama approved the deployment of 17,000 United States troops to Afghanistan, AFP reports. The move led to responses from ac...

Newest US Troops In Dangerous Region Near Kabul

AP | JASON STRAZIUSO | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LOGAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan — Close to 3,000 American soldiers who recently arrived in Afghanistan to secure two violent provinces near Kabul ha...

Afghanistan: The Indispensable Nation?

Allison Silver | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Allison Silver

No occupying power has been able to exercise full control in Afghanistan. When did this become Washington's essential, indispensable aim?

2 US Troops Killed In Separate Attacks In Afghanistan

AP | JASON STRAZIUSO | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — A suicide car bomb attack Saturday on a heavily guarded road between a U.S. military base and the German Embassy in the Afg...

Escalation Without A Plan: Top U.S. Officials Admit To Having No Plan for Afghanistan, | By Katrina Vanden Heuvel | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Does this sound familiar? "We have no strategic plan. We never had one." That's how a senior US military commander described the war in Afghanis...

Obama's Extra Afghan Troops Will Be Used To Buy Time | By Karen DeYoung | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

President-elect Barack Obama intends to sign off on Pentagon plans to send up to 30,000 more U.S. troops to Afghanistan, but the incoming administrati...

Afghanistan Troop Levels May Rise To 60K, Says Chairman Of Joint Chiefs Of Staff

CBS News | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

(CBS) U.S. troop levels in Afghanistan could rise to as high as 60,000 over the next 12 to 18 months, says Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. ...

US: Soldiers shoot, wound woman in Baghdad

AP | SINAN SALAHEDDIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

BAGHDAD — American soldiers shot and wounded a woman _ identified by an Iraqi television station as one of its producers _ after she failed to h...

Afghanistan: Record 151 US Troops Die In 2008

AP | JASON STRAZIUSO | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — A record 151 U.S. forces died in Afghanistan in 2008, the deadliest year yet in a seven-year war that military officials sa...

US Commander: Troops To Stay In Iraqi Cities Past Summer Deadline

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

BALAD, Iraq — U.S. troops will remain in Iraqi cities at local security stations, the top U.S. commander in Iraq said Saturday, a move that coul...

Iraqi Official: US Troops May Need To Stay For A Decade

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Iraq will need a U.S. troop presence to help build up its military forces past the newly agreed three-year deadline for the withdrawal of American sol...

Explain to Me Why Sending Private Security Contractors to Afghanistan Makes Sense

Patrick Barry | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Patrick Barry

Introducing private security contractors -- lightening rods for controversy in the Muslim world -- into an already volatile situation just seems nonsensical.

U.S. Considering "Surge" Of Over 20,000 Troops For Afghanistan

Reuters | David Morgan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Pentagon is considering a plan to send more than 20,000 troops to Afghanistan over the next 12 to 18 months to help safeguard elections and quell ...

Gates: More US Forces To Afghanistan

AP | ANNE GEARAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

CORNWALLIS, Nova Scotia — Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Friday he would like to add significant U.S. forces to the war in Afghanistan befo...

Bush's Reversal On Iraq Deadline Gives Obama Flexibility, WaPo Says | Michael Abramowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

By agreeing to a fixed deadline for the withdrawal of U.S. forces from Iraq, President Bush contradicted years of promises that he would never agree t...

Iraq Security Pact Moves To Parliament

AP | HAMZA HENDAWI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

BAGHDAD — The U.S.-Iraqi security pact now before parliament calls for U.S. forces to leave Iraq's cities by June 30 in recognition of an improv...

Iraqi PM Maliki Now Supports US "Withdrawal Agreement", Source Says

McClatchy Washington Bureau | Leila Fadel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

BAGHDAD -- Prime Minister Nouri al Maliki has informed Iraq's presidency council that he now supports a security agreement with the United States, a S...

Iraq Government Wants All US Troops Gone By End Of 2011

AP | ROBERT H. REID | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

BAGHDAD — Iraq wants to eliminate any chance U.S. forces will stay here after 2011 under a proposed security pact and to expand Iraqi legal juri...

Afghanistan: A Surge in ROE Education is the First Step

Vivian Gembara | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Vivian Gembara

The ugly issue of the misconduct of some U.S. troops in a war zone must be addressed before sending more soldiers and Marines into Afghanistan.

Al-Sadr Urges Rejection US-Iraq Pact

AP | HAMZA HENDAWI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

BAGHDAD — Anti-American Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr urged Iraq's parliament to reject a pact that would extend U.S. presence in Iraq for three...

Afghan Policeman Opens Fire On US Troops

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics