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Afghan War Debate Fails To Include U.S. Troop Timetable

AP | ROBERT BURNS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — As President Barack Obama weighs thrusting America deeper into the conflict in Afghanistan with perhaps thousands more combat troop...

Afghan War: Will More Troops Curb Terror?

nytimes.com | ERIC SCHMITT and SCOTT SHANE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Does the United States need a large and growing ground force in Afghanistan to prevent another major terrorist attack on American soil? ...

Gates: It's Not Time To Leave Afghanistan

AP | LARA JAKES and PAULINE JELINEK | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — Facing eroding public support for the war in Afghanistan, the Pentagon chief said Thursday that the Obama administration's effort i...

Taliban Surprising U.S. Forces With Improved Tactics, Exploiting Gaps In Military Playbook

Washington Post | Karen DeYoung | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Taliban has become a much more potent adversary in Afghanistan by improving its own tactics and finding gaps in the U.S. military playbook, accord...

Afghanistan Could Ruin Everything--Soon!

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Wolff

What are they going to do about Afghanistan? And how much time do they have left to do it? I figure a month.

Two US Troops Killed In Afghanistan

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL — The NATO-led force in Afghanistan says attacks have killed two U.S. troops, keeping August on track to be the deadliest month of the war...

Car bomb blasts in Afghanistan kill at least 41

AP | NOOR KHAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — A cluster of vehicle bombs detonated simultaneously Tuesday in the Taliban's spiritual homeland near a foreign-owned con...

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...

3 US Troops Killed In Southern Afghanistan Days Before Election

AP | ALFRED de MONTESQUIOU | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

DAHANEH, Afghanistan — U.S. Marines have mounted a helicopter assault to seize the Taliban-held town of Dahaneh in southern Afghanistan and are ...

Sen. Graham: Let's Not 'Rumsfeld' The War In Afghanistan

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee says more troops are needed in Afghanistan and is warning that the U.S. must no...

McChrystal Preparing New Afghan War Strategy, Likely To Include More US Troops

AP | PAULINE JELINEK and ANNE GEARAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — The U.S. general put in charge of turning around the war in Afghanistan is likely to recommend significant changes in the campaign ...

Gates: Some US Troops May Be Leaving Iraq Early

AP | ANNE GEARAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT — A combat brigade of 5,000 American troops may be brought home early from Iraq if the trend of reduced violence...

"Coalition Of The Willing" Comes To An End As Last British Troops Leave Iraq

New York Times | ROD NORDLAND and TIMOTHY WILLIAMS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Commanders of the Multi-National Force-Iraq, as the American-led military coalition here is formally called, have a looming nomenclature problem....

US Troops In Afghanistan Need New Rules: Karzai

AP | ROBERT H. REID and KATHY GANNON | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL — A confident President Hamid Karzai on Monday offered peace talks to Taliban militants if they renounce violence and called for a new rel...

Gates Announces Army Being Increased By 22,000

AP | PAULINE JELINEK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Robert Gates announced Monday that the size of the Army will be increased temporarily by 22,000 soldiers to help ...

Iraq Imposes Strict New Restrictions On U.S. Forces. Commanders Concerned

Washington Post | Ernesto Londoño and Karen DeYoung | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Iraqi government has moved to sharply restrict the movement and activities of U.S. forces in a new reading of a six-month-old U.S.-Iraqi security ...

Obama: US Involvement In Afghanistan Could Enter New Phase Post-Elections

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — Raising expectations for scaling back military operations in Afghanistan, President Barack Obama said Tuesday he hopes U.S. involve...

Veterans With Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder At High Risk Of Developing Dementia

USA Today | Mary Brophy Marcus, | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Veterans diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have a significantly higher risk of developing dementia compared with veterans who don't...

UNESCO: Bablyon Historic Site Damaged By US In Iraq

AP | KIM GAMEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — Iraq's U.S.-led invaders inflicted serious damage on Babylon, driving heavy machinery over sacred paths, bulldozing hilltops and diggi...

Congressman King vs. The King of Pop: The Worst of Us vs. Our Better Angels

Kimberly Krautter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Kimberly Krautter

The very troubling issue of concierge doctors who enable drug abuse and addiction among celebrities and the wealthy will hopefully remain in focus.

Biden Sends Right Message on Iraq

Jon Soltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jon Soltz

It's time to start putting pressure on the Iraqi government to settle their internal differences, and make clear that we're no longer going to be their crutch. This weekend, Biden did just that.

Sam Stein

Biden: No Additional U.S. Soldier Will Die For Iraq (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Should violence in Iraq spike with the removal of American troops, military commanders and administration officials have cautioned a policy of wait an...

2 US Troops Die In Attack On Base In Afghanistan

AP | FISNIK ABRASHI and RAHIM FAIEZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL — Taliban militants fired rockets and mortars at a U.S. base in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday, killing two American troops in a fierce b...

Cheney Worried That Iraq Withdrawal Will 'Waste' The Sacrifice By U.S. Troops

thinkprogress.org | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Tomorrow is the deadline for U.S. troops to withdraw from Iraq, a date Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is calling a "great victory." But in a new...

US Troops To Withdraw From Iraq: Celebrations Begin In Baghdad

AP | KIM GAMEL and PATRICK QUINN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD -- (AP) Iraqi forces assumed formal control of Baghdad and other cities Tuesday after American troops handed over security in urban areas in a...