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General Named To Take Over U.S. Command In Afghanistan Endorses Obama's Drawdown Plan

AP | ROBERT BURNS and LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 08.27.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — The Marine general expected to carry out President Barack Obama's order to begin withdrawing U.S. troops from Afghanistan in July s...

Advice for a President Hoping for No Change

Frank Dwyer | Posted 08.23.2011 | Politics
Frank Dwyer

Get troops down to Bush levels by 2012, and then run against Bush!...

The Afghan Commitment America Needs

Richard N. Haass | Posted 08.23.2011 | World
Richard N. Haass

The president just announced that "it is time to focus on nation-building at home." He is right. This is a strategic investment in our future competitiveness and capacity to lead; it is not isolationist.

Predicting Obama's Afghanistan Announcement

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.22.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Obama, from many accounts, will be using a tactic in his primetime speech that I would call "muddying the waters." The president is going to have a more complicated withdrawal schedule than one might have expected.

Top Democrat Becomes War Critic

politico.com | DAVID ROGERS | 6/2/11 9:04 PM EDT | Posted 08.03.2011 | Politics

With surprising bluntness, the top House Democrat on defense and appropriations is warning that President Barack Obama can’t ignore the growing “w...

The Top 3 Signs This War Will End

Jim Wallis | Posted 08.02.2011 | World
Jim Wallis

Congress is fed up with the war in Afghanistan, and its members' turn against the war mirrors the quickly changing public opinion.

Karzai: U.S. Should Reduce Intensity, Stop Night Raids In Afghan War

AP | DEB RIECHMANN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghan President Hamid Karzai said the United States must reduce the visibility and intensity of its military operations, e...

Boehner Hits, Then Praises Obama Over Iraq Strategy

Roll Call | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

House Minority Leader John Boehner appeared to be sending mixed messages Monday on whether to support or bash President Barack Obama over his Iraq War...

The Runaway General, Part II: General Conway

Robert Greenwald and Derrick Crowe | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Greenwald and Derrick Crowe

President Obama needs to come out right now and reiterate that there will be a drawdown that begins no later than July 2011 and that it will involve significant numbers of U.S. troops.

Petraeus, Young Officers To Press For Slower Afghan Drawdown

The New York Times | ERIC SCHMITT, HELENE COOPER and DAVID E. SANGER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

American military officials are building a case to minimize the planned withdrawal of some troops from Afghanistan starting next summer, in an effort ...

Jason Linkins

Petraeus Supports July 2011 Timetable, Sends Faint Signal On Strategy Change

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In Michael Hastings's report on the war in Afghanistan and General Stanley McChrystal in Rolling Stone magazine, the reporter brought to light a signi...

Jason Linkins

Petraeus: Afghanistan Withdrawal Would Be Conditions-Based

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Petraeus reiterated that the July 2011 date will not be a moment when U.S. forces "head for the exit and turn out the lights," as U.S. assistance will be required in Afghanistan for "a number of years."

White House: July 2011 Afghanistan Withdrawal 'Locked In'

CBS News | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

After the briefing, Gibbs went to the president for clarification. Gibbs then called me to his office to relate what the president said. The president...