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U.S. Military Deaths In Afghanistan At 2,199

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 08.13.2014 | Politics

As of Wednesday, August 13, 2014, at least 2,199 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanis...

Afghanistan: China Surges In

Barry Lando | Posted 09.27.2012 | World
Barry Lando

Question: How will China deal with the country that proved such an expensive and bloody disaster for both the U.S., its NATO allies -- and the U.S.S.R before them?

The True Cost Of 9/11

Maher Arar | Posted 11.13.2011 | Religion
Maher Arar

Politicians should have a moment of truth and admit that the cost of these wars, both in human and economical terms, far outweighs what they have achieved on the ground.

Joint Chiefs Chairman Criticizes Obama's Troop Withdrawal Plan

AP | By ROBERT BURNS | Posted 08.23.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. military's top officer told Congress on Thursday that President Barack Obama's decision to withdraw up to 33,000 troops from Af...

The Deafening Silence About the War in the Deficit Debate

Dan Kovalik | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Kovalik

There is a lot of talk on Capitol Hill right now about the need to balance the federal budget. What is largely absent from this debate is any discussion of the wars -- and its affect on poor and working people.

U.S. Foreign Aid May Entice Partners To Stay In Afghanistan

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon is pouring millions of dollars into equipment and training for its smaller partner nations in the Afghanistan war, a n...

Dateline Doha: Engaging The Islamic World

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

Since President Obama was elected, the U.S.-Islamic Forum has striven to sustain the momentum borne from Obama's landmark address in Cairo and the new era ushered in by his election.

The 700 Military Bases of Afghanistan: Black Sites in the Empire of Bases

Nick Turse | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nick Turse

A spokesman for the U.S.-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) tells TomDispatch that there are, at present, nearly 400 U.S. and coalition bases in Afghanistan, including camps, forward operating bases, and combat outposts.

President Obama: Afghanistan Needs More Than a Military Solution

Patricia DeGennaro | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Patricia DeGennaro

The news media has an annoying tendency to focus on the symptoms, not the disease.

Two Guys Walk Into A Bar...

Tom Matlack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Tom Matlack

These two guys set out to write a book about what it means to be a good man -- not self-help drivel, not book about guys for women.

Strategic Communications and the Graveyard of Empires

John Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Brown

A conflict between Richard Holbrooke and Admiral Michael Mullen over public diplomacy in Afghanistan could be no more than the usual Washington tempest in a teapot. Or it might reflect a major problem.

In Waiting To Strike Taliban, Pakistan Committed Strategic Blunder

Ahsan Butt | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ahsan Butt

When the Taliban overstepped their bounds, both literally and metaphorically, it led to greater public support for aggressive action, and gave the civilian leadership badly needed political cover to order the latest military operation against the militants.

US troops Won't Be Sent To Pakistan: Robert Gates

AP | LARA JAKES | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CAMP LEATHERNECK, Afghanistan — There are no plans to deploy U.S. ground troops to Pakistan, U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Thursday, ...

Let's Speak the Truth About Afghanistan

Eric Margolis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Margolis

U.S. and NATO forces are not fighting "terrorists" in Afghanistan but a loose alliance of Pashtun warrior tribes whose resistance to foreign occupation is legendary.

Analysts: Pakistan Allowing Militants To Regroup And Fortify

New York Times | CARLOTTA GALL and ISMAIL KHAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The announcement of a cease-fire just a few weeks into a determined military operation against one of Pakistan's most wanted men, the militant leader ...