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McKiernan 'Embarrassed' By Removal From Top Post In Afghanistan

cnn.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

General David McKiernan was "dismayed, disappointed, and more than a little embarrassed" when he was ousted as the commander of NATO forces in Afghani...

McChrystal Choice Suggests Special Ops Strikes Will Continue

Inter Press Service | Gareth Porter | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Gareth Porter | Inter Press Service WASHINGTON, May 12 (IPS) - The choice of Lt. Gen. Stanley McChrystal to become the new U.S. commander in Afghan...

Betting on Petraeus

James Denselow | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
James Denselow

The decision to replace a Bush appointee marks the first time a civilian has fired a wartime commander since President Harry Truman ousted General Douglas MacArthur.

David McKiernan Steps Down From Top Afghanistan Command Post

AP | PAULINE JELINEK and ANNE GEARAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama fired the top U.S. general in Afghanistan on Monday, replacing him with a former special forces commander in...

After US Strikes, Afghans Describe "Tractor Trailers Full of Pieces of Human Bodies"

Jeremy Scahill | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jeremy Scahill

As rage spreads in Afghanistan after US bombing that killed up to 130 people, unnamed Pentagon officials are spinning another cover-up. Defiant Obama moves ahead with troop increase.

US commander: Troops 'stalemated' in Afghanistan

AP | LARA JAKES | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan offered a grim view Wednesday of military efforts in southern Afghanistan, warning that 17,00...

Obama's Extra Afghan Troops Will Be Used To Buy Time

Washingtonpost.com | By Karen DeYoung | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

President-elect Barack Obama intends to sign off on Pentagon plans to send up to 30,000 more U.S. troops to Afghanistan, but the incoming administrati...

Escalation Without A Plan: Top U.S. Officials Admit To Having No Plan for Afghanistan

Thenation.com, Getafghanistanright.com | By Katrina Vanden Heuvel | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Does this sound familiar? "We have no strategic plan. We never had one." That's how a senior US military commander described the war in Afghanis...