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The Extraordinary Story Of The US 12th Infantry In Afghanistan

Daily Mirror | Anton Antonowicz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

And they were hanging a dog. "Why?" ponders Sgt Paul Hendricksen. "Beats the s*** outta me... " We'd watched the man leading the dog by a rope to the ...

Commentary: Not Enough Troops For Afghanistan Counterinsurgency

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

By C.M. Sennott, GlobalPost BOSTON -- Standing before cadets at West Point but speaking to a wide and skeptical audience in America, Afghanistan an...

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 Promises To 'finish The job' In Afghanistan

AP | ANNE GEARAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — War-weary Americans will support more fighting in Afghanistan once they understand the perils of losing, President Barack Obama dec...

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...

Army Data Show Constraints On Troop Increase Potential | Spencer Ackerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

If President Obama orders an additional 30,000 to 40,000 troops to Afghanistan, he will be deploying practically every available U.S. Army brigade to ...

White House: Leaving Afghanistan Not An Option

AP | BEN FELLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The White House said Monday that President Barack Obama is not considering a strategy for Afghanistan that would withdraw U.S. troo...

Number of wounded troops in Afghanistan increasing

AP | KIMBERLY HEFLING | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Far from winding down, the numbers of U.S. soldiers coming home wounded have continued to swell. The problem is especially acute am...

Obama Heads To Dover Air Force Base To Honor Fallen Soldiers

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

***SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO*** BEN FELLER, Associated Press DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del. -- Standing in the pre-dawn darkness, President Barack Obama...

Obama: 'No Intention' To Send U.S. Troops To Yemen, Somalia

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says he has no intention of sending American troops to Yemen or Somalia. Obama told People magazine in an i...

McChrystal Troop Plan Gains Backing

Wall Street Journal | PETER SPIEGEL and YOCHI DREAZEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Obama administration is moving toward a hybrid strategy in Afghanistan that would combine elements of both the troop-heavy approach sought by its ...

Pakistan Taliban: Our Fighters Are Heading To Afghan War

AP | ISHTIAQ MAHSUD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SHAKTOI, Pakistan — A top Pakistani Taliban commander told The Associated Press he has sent thousands of fighters to neighboring Afghanistan to ...

8 Troops Killed In Afghanistan; Remote Outposts Attacked

AP | ROBERT H. REID and RAHIM FAIEZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL — Hundreds of insurgents armed with automatic rifles and rocket-propelled grenades stormed a pair of remote outposts near the Pakistan bor...

Officials: Afghan Cop Shoots, Kills 2 U.S. Troops

AP | LORI HINNANT | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL — An Afghan policeman on patrol with U.S. soldiers opened fire on the Americans, killing two of them before fleeing, officials said Saturd...

Obama Advisers Split On Afghanistan, Complicating His Decision

AP | LARA JAKES and ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Senate voted Thursday to delay a face-to-face briefing from the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, who hours earlier had warned...

US To Send Home Thousands More Troops From Iraq

AP | LARA JAKES | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The top general in Iraq is sending home 4,000 more U.S. troops by the end of October as the American military winds down the six-ye...

Afghans Say The Country Needs More Afghan Forces, Not U.S. Troops

ABC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

In the Helmand River Valley, where more American troops have shed their blood this year than anywhere else, the police chief has a simple message to t...

Does Karzai Really Approve McChrystal's Plan?

Sunil Adam | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sunil Adam

India's Foreign Minister said the US would be better off seeking a political solution in Afghanistan. It's safe to assume he wouldn't have commented without authentic knowledge of the Afghan government's perspective.

5 U.S. Troops Killed In Southern Afghanistan

AP | HEIDI VOGT | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL — Five U.S. troops died in attacks in southern Afghanistan, military officials said Friday, adding to this year's record death toll as Ame...

The Forgotten War

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

No so very long ago, Afghanistan was known as "the forgotten war." But these days, Afghanistan is hard to miss in the headlines. Obama needs to begin talking about our newly-forgotten war: Iraq.

Rohrabacher Berates Iraqis: Be More Grateful!

The Nation | Eric Naing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The House Subcommittee on International Organizations, Human Rights and Oversight met today to discuss issues of sovereignty and stability in Iraq ran...

3 US Troops Killed In Afghanistan

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Three US servicemen have been killed by a roadside bomb in southern Afghanistan, a Nato spokesman has said. The spokesman said that the deaths occurr...

Deadly Afghan Ambush Shows Perils Of Ill-Supplied Deployment

McClatchy | Jonathan S. Landay | McClatchy Newspapers | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

GANJGAL, Afghanistan -- Manning a machine gun on a ridge overlooking this remote Afghan village, U.S. Marine Cpl. Steven Norman tried desperately to l...

Afghan Election: Pressure Mounts For Karzai To Strike A Deal

The Observer | Declan Walsh | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Five US soldiers were among dozens killed in a wave of violence in Afghanistan as pressure grew on President Hamid Karzai last night to strike a power...

U.S. Troops In Afghanistan Run To Remember 9/11

AP | HEIDI VOGT | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan — Many of the troops at this sprawling U.S. air base were in their mid-teens when they watched the planes hit the W...