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Cost Estimates Of Afghanistan Troop Buildup Vary Widely

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

President Obama may soon find himself in an increasingly uncomfortable position when it comes to funding the anticipated buildup of U.S. troops in Afg...

Afghanistan: Collateral Damage From Paris to Punjab

Mira Kamdar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mira Kamdar

I have seen what is antiseptically known as collateral damage from this war in two unlikely places: the city of Paris and the countryside of rural Punjab.

Afghans Doubt More Troops Could Help

New York Times | ALISSA J. RUBIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

As Americans, including President Obama's top advisers, tensely debate whether to send more American troops to Afghanistan, Afghans themselves are hav...

Europe Loses Patience With Afghan War

GlobalPost | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PARIS, France -- Whoever ends up presiding over Afghan chaos and corruption, Europe is losing patience fast with U.S. mission muddle and a president w...

American Troops In Afghanistan Losing Heart, Say Army Chaplains

Times London | Martin Fletcher | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

American soldiers serving in Afghanistan are depressed and deeply disillusioned, according to the chaplains of two US battalions that have spent nine ...

The Sunni-Shia Conflict in Iraq

Nathan Gonzalez | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nathan Gonzalez

Tuesday's deadly coordinated bomb attacks against soft targets in Iraq bear the mark of a simmering Sunni insurgency. But the Sunni-Shia conflict has very little to do with personal religious grudges.

Obamas Send Christmas Greetings To Troops in joint weekly address

AP/ The Huffington Post | By DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Scroll Down For Video WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama offered Christmas wishes to the nation on Thursday, includ...

White House Emphasizes The Positive In Afghanistan, With Hopes Of Gaining Support For Troops | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The United States is developing a set of benchmarks to ensure that Karzai fights corruption and inefficiency, instituting a "monitoring and verificati...

Obama Afghanistan Decision: Not A Question Of Whether To Send More Troops, But How Many

New York Times | Thom Shanker, Peter Baker and Helene Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama's advisers are focusing on a strategy for Afghanistan aimed at protecting about 10 top population centers, administration officials sa...

Karl Eikenberry Dissents On Afghan Troop Increase

Huffington Post | Nick Sabloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Ahead of today's meeting of Obama's national security team to discuss Afghan war strategy, Karl Eikenberry, the U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan and a m...

US Sees Spike In Afghan War Casualties

Washington Post | Ann Scott Tyson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

More than 1,000 American troops have been wounded in battle over the past three months in Afghanistan, accounting for one-fourth of all those injured ...

Robert Pape: To Beat The Taliban, Fight From Afar | ROBERT A. PAPE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

AS President Obama and his national security team confer this week to consider strategies for Afghanistan, one point seems clear: our current military...

Karl Eikenberry Assures Afghans That U.S. Will Stay Beyond 2011

McClatchy | Thomas L. Day | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan -- U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Karl Eikenberry Thursday further signaled that a strong American military presence will remain in...

Messages From Afghan Citizens About The War (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

While much of the debate about Afghanistan here in the States has been focused on how to adjust the U.S.'s war strategy, the latest video from the Ret...

George McGovern: Get U.S. Troops Out Of Afghanistan

Truthdig | Narda Zacchino | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

George McGovern has some advice for President Barack Obama: Get U.S. troops out of Afghanistan. "I'm convinced that war is going to turn sour. I'm co...

White House Aides: No Afghan Decision Before Thanksgiving

The Cable | Josh Rogin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Obama administration won't announce its new comprehensive strategy for Afghanistan and Pakistan until after Thanksgiving, a White House official c...

McChrystal Criticism Mounts Within Obama Administration

Christian Science Monitor | Dan Murphey and Ben Arnoldy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Lt. Col. Edward Stein, a US Army Ranger, had a specific task for the Afghan soldiers he was training: Do a security check in Kabul ahead of a speech b...

Why The U.S. Should Accept Defeat And Start Withdrawing From Afghanistan

Foreign Policy | John Mearsheimer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The conventional wisdom among most Republicans is that while the United States had serious difficulty in Vietnam during the early years, by the early ...

Wait! First A Good Argument About Afghanistan

Stewart Nusbaumer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stewart Nusbaumer

Recently I spent 5 months in Afghanistan, studying the country up close, going all around the country and writing about the conflict. If I'm confused, how about average Americans?

Our Best Way Forward in Afghanistan is Out

Mary Ellen McNish | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mary Ellen McNish

Afghans and Americans deserve is a full, public discussion of the policy choices looming in the next weeks. We must choose to demonstrate a commitment to the rule of law, and not violence.

PBS' 'This Emotional Life': War On The Military Family

Steve Robinson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Steve Robinson

There was very little talk about war in our house when my father was deployed. We didn't know what to expect when my father returned home, but we quickly found out that he was a different person.

Afghanistan Timetable Raises Questions | Paul Richter and Julian E. Barnes | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Reporting from Washington - President Obama's timetable for rapidly expanding and then shrinking U.S. force levels in Afghanistan, a central feature o...

NBC: Send Your Holiday Salutes To U.S. Troops Abroad

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Have something to say to a special someone serving abroad or to our U.S. military in general? NBC is collecting letters, photos and video submissions ...

Obama To Announce Increase Of US Troops For Afghanistan On December 1

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House braced for a tough sell of President Barack Obama's long-awaited decision on whether to commit tens of thousands of...

Miller Lite Donates $200K To Veterans, Going for $500K

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Miller Lite is promoting Veteran's Day in a significant way this year, with a goal to raise $500,000 for Operation Homefront, a nonprofit that support...