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U.S. Not Ruling Out Complete Pullout From Afghanistan

Reuters | Posted 03.10.2013 | World

WASHINGTON, Jan 8 (Reuters) - The Obama administration does not rule out a complete withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan after...

Mourning the Children, Here and There

John Tirman | Posted 02.17.2013 | Politics
John Tirman

As the father of a child, I find the Newtown massacre deeply disturbing and I hope it moves Obama to stand up to the NRA bullies. But the president has shown no such reluctance to pursue practices that result in the killing of innocent children in Afghanistan, Pakistan and elsewhere.

Insurgents Kill NATO Soldier In Afghanistan

AP | RAHIM FAIEZ | Posted 01.12.2013 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — At least four rockets were fired into the Afghan capital Tuesday morning, killing one man and injuring three other people, ...

Panetta: Afghan Insider Attacks Cause For Concern

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 09.18.2012 | World

BEIJING -- U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Tuesday the U.S. is concerned about the impact insider attacks are having on its forces in Afghani...

US Secretly Released Detainees From Military Prison In Afghanistan

Reuters | Posted 07.07.2012 | World

WASHINGTON, May 7 (Reuters) - The United States has been secretly releasing detainees from a military prison in Afghanistan as part of negotiations w...

U.S. Eyes Options To Restart Taliban Talks

Reuters | Posted 06.24.2012 | World

By Missy Ryan WASHINGTON, April 24 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's administration, seeking to revive stalled Afghan peace talks, ...

Thousands Of Troops Could Remain In Afghanistan After 2014

AP | KIMBERLY DOZIER | Posted 06.12.2012 | World

WASHINGTON -- Adm. Bill McRaven, the head of U.S. special operations, is mapping out a potential Afghanistan war plan that would replace thousands of ...

New Details Emerge From Quran Burning Incident

AP | PATRICK QUINN | Posted 05.03.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — An investigation into the burning of Muslim holy books at a U.S. military base has found it was a mistake involving at leas...

Afghan Commission Accuses U.S. Of Abusing Detainees

AP | By KAY JOHNSON | Posted 03.08.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan -- Afghan investigators accused the American military Saturday of abusing detainees at its main prison in the country, bolstering c...

Newly Elected Kyrgyz President Wants Strategic U.S. Base Closed

AP | PETER LEONARD | Posted 01.01.2012 | World

BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan — Kyrgyzstan's president-elect said Tuesday the U.S. air base needs to close by 2014 because its presence on Kyrgyz soil put...

Afghanistan by the Numbers

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

Metrics in war almost invariably turn out to occupy treacherous terrain. Think of it as quagmire territory, in part because numbers, however accurate (and they often aren't), can lie.

Torture Now an Afghanistan Issue

Tom Hayden | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Tom Hayden

Now is the time for the new Obama administration to look more closely into the Afghanistan gulag before they become entangled in a web of deceit which, until now, has been avoided.

Top US General: Urgent Need For Troops In Afghanistan Now

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The U.S. and its allies should rush more troops "as quickly as possible" to Afghanistan, the top American commander in that country...