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Afghanistan Troop Levels

Obama To Keep 9,800 Troops In Afghanistan After Withdrawal

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Charting an end to America's longest war, President Barack Obama announced plans Tuesday for keeping nearly 10,000 U.S. troops in ...

Obama To Make Announcement Soon On Afghanistan Troop Levels

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2014 | Politics

BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan, May 25 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Sunday his administration was likely to have an announcement soon on...

Far Apart on Bilateral Strategic Agreement, Congress Should Make Politics, Economy Center of Afghanistan Partnership

Adam Cohen | Posted 07.13.2013 | World
Adam Cohen

Congress' plummeting interest in spending generally, and in Afghanistan specifically, threatens to scuttle any ongoing relationship between the two countries.

Amanda Terkel

WATCH: Petraeus Backs Obama On Afghanistan Drawdown

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 08.23.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Gen. David Petraeus, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, told members of Congress Thursday that he backs President Barack Obama's pla...

Amanda Terkel

Democrats Disappointed With Obama's Afghanistan Speech

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 08.22.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democratic lawmakers who have been pressing for a sizable and significant withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan almost universally ...

Amanda Terkel

Obama Announces Afghanistan Troop Withdrawal In Speech To Nation

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 08.22.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a much-anticipated prime time address on Wednesday, President Barack Obama laid out the beginning of the U.S. drawdown in Afghanistan...

Admiral: No Change In U.S. Troop Levels In Afghanistan

AP | ANNE GEARAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — The top U.S. military officer said Monday he doesn't foresee big changes to the number of U.S. forces fighting in Afghanistan. Adm. M...

Amanda Terkel

Obama Considering Major Boost To Afghan Security Forces, Armed Services Chairman Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is currently considering a proposal to significantly increase Afghanistan's national security forces beyond their...

Nancy Pelosi, Robert Gates Differ On 2011 Afghanistan Troop Drawdown

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi offered differing visions of the planned drawdown of U.S. troops in ...

Democrats Challenge Pentagon On Afghanistan

AP | ANNE FLAHERTY and PAULINE JELINEK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A schism deepened Wednesday between U.S. war leaders and Congress as lawmakers – crucial Democrats among them – challen...

Plan Now for July 2011

Jordan Dey | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jordan Dey

Adhering to the July 2011 drawdown of US troops and strengthening the Afghan government will save American lives and dollars, and will place firmly in Karzai's lap the responsibility for developing Afghanistan.

Gates: Military Will Fall In Line Behind Obama On Afghanistan

AP | LARA JAKES | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Robert Gates says the U.S. military will not hesitate in carrying out whatever mission President Barack Obama dec...

President Obama Likely to Announce Afghan Decision Between Nov. 7 and 11

ABC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sources tell ABC News that as of now President Obama will likely announce his decision about a new strategy in Afghanistan at some point between the A...

Obama Seeking Options To Send Fewer Troops To Afghanistan

washingtonpost.com | Anne E. Kornblut and Greg Jaffe | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

President Obama has asked the Pentagon's top generals to provide him with more options for troop levels in Afghanistan, two U.S. officials said late F...

Gates, Clinton Crucial Voting Bloc On Afghanistan

New York Times | Mark Landler and Thom Shanker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The last time the Obama administration arrived at a moment of truth in the debate over what to do about Afghanistan, Hillary Rodham Clinton and Robert...

Matthew Hoh Resigns: State Department Official Quits Over Afghan War

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A former Marine who fought in Iraq, joined the State Department after leaving the military and was a diplomat in a Taliban strongho...

Dan Froomkin

Obama Finally Facing Reality in Afghanistan

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Maybe it was the spectacle of all those discredited neocons gathering in Washington to urge him to stay the course in Afghanistan. Or maybe it was the...

Lessons From Afghanistan

Rep. Neil Abercrombie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Neil Abercrombie

I do not believe that military victory in Afghanistan is simply a matter of reappearing with enough troops and the right military strategy.

More Troops to Afghanistan?

Richard A. Clarke | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Richard A. Clarke

Afghanistan is not a numbers game. The issue is whether we are pursuing a strategy that defines our goals and tailors our means to them.

It's the corruption, stupid!

Jane Harman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jane Harman

Success in Afghanistan is essential; the United States has invested too many troops and too much treasure to fail. But raising troop levels is the wrong place to start the discussion of how to move forward.

Key Senate Dems Signal Resistance To Troop Increase In Afghanistan

AP | KEN THOMAS and LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Key Senate Democrats signaled Friday that any push by President Barack Obama to send more troops to Afghanistan is likely to hit re...

Feingold To Oppose Afghan War Troop Increase

Washington Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

If Gen. Stanley McChrystal proposes, as expected, an increase in U.S. troops for the Afghanistan war, Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Wis.) is "likely to oppose...