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Afganistan Troop Increase

Albania: Our Optimistic Ally

Rob Taub | Posted 11.28.2012 | World
Rob Taub

Sometimes our country reminds me of the rich, successful friend we all have who does nothing but complain about the difficulties in their life.

Bob Woodward With George Stephanopoulos: What Are The 'Lessons Of Vietnam, World War II' For Obama? (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

"There's so much to talk about, but let's begin with the news of the morning," George Stephanopoulos said this morning to Bob Woodward, author of "Oba...

Bob Woodward's 'Obama's Wars'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Journalist and author Bob Woodward's hotly anticipated new book "Obama's Wars," scheduled for release on Sept. 27, has been making waves on the Intern...

Why Is the UK in Afghanistan?

James Denselow | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
James Denselow

The British priority in Afghanistan is less about any particular vision for a democratic, stable or terrorist free country, but rather the strategic future of NATO and more importantly the US-UK alliance.

Troop Increases and the Irony of Afghanistan

Kit Gallant | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kit Gallant

Is it not ludicrous to imagine that adding soldiers is the appropriate method for achieving our (vague) goals, given that our problems clearly don't stem from a military inferiority?

Obama's Afghanistan Strategy

Moeed Yusuf | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Moeed Yusuf

An official confirmation by the US President that the end is near is precisely what the Taliban wanted. It will now reinvigorate its energies to undermine what it perceives to be America's last push.

President Obama Gives In to Pressure; Orders 40,000 Gay Troops to Afghanistan

Lee Stranahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Lee Stranahan

President Obama said the move was both a victory for human dignity and for pointless wars we can't possibly win.

Left, Right & Center: Afghanistan, Unemployment, Tiger, the White House Crashers

HuffPost Radio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

President Obama made his long-awaited decision to increase the number of US troops in Afghanistan by 30,000. Will it be his undoing?

Afghan Troop Increase "Would Be A Hard Sell": Gates

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said it could be difficult for the United States to add troops in Afghanistan beyond the 68,000 already approved, ...

New Report Reveals Why We'll Be Paying for the Iraq Occupation for Years to Come, Withdrawal or Not

Jeremy Scahill | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jeremy Scahill

With last week's announced escalation of the war in Afghanistan, Obama blew the lid off of any lingering perceptions that he represents a significant change in how the U.S. conducts its foreign policy.

Welcome to "Obama's War"

Tom Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Andrews

As someone who was growing up as LBJ's war was tearing his administration down, I had a pit in my stomach as I watched President Obama announce his "Af-Pak" policy.

Obama Got Afghanistan/Pakistan Right

Jon Soltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jon Soltz

We've finally left fantasy-land, where America can simply go somewhere, topple a government, and western-style democracies will pop up and thrive. Afghanistan is a very different beast.

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...

August 21, 2008: The Day John McCain's Campaign Died

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

There has been an amazing confluence of events, and If McCain survives the last 24 hours, I'm not sure what it will take to stop him.

Thousands Of Troops Told To Prepare For Afghan Tour

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

About 3,200 Marines are being told to prepare to go to Afghanistan, military officials said Monday, in an effort to boost combat troop levels and get ...