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July 2011

Rethink the Cost of War With Us on March 12

Derrick Crowe | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Derrick Crowe

It's critical we start getting offline together to see and hear one another in person and build the strong ties that only come from real-world interaction.

Axis of Agreement Watch: Joe Klein's "Lucky" Strategy

Josh Mull | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Mull

Obama would be wise to ignore Klein and decide not to play chicken with the numbers. Afghanistan will not magically right itself, particularly now as Petraeus can inflame the violence as much as he pleases.

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.

Who's the Huckster for This High-Interest War?

Derrick Crowe | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Derrick Crowe

On Afghanistan, either the general or the president (or both) is a huckster for this high-interest war. We'll know from the White House's response to this military media blitz just who the huckster really is.

Obama Can't Control His Generals -- Time for Congress to Step in

Josh Mull | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Mull

It's too bad that General Petraeus is attempting to suppress democratic opinion. But Congress, and the people running for Congress, understand full well that this is a fight the American people are ready to have.

Sam Stein

Afghanistan Withdrawal: Lawmakers Rebuke Obama For Calling Focus On It An 'Obsession'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With the war on Afghanistan thrust momentarily back into the political spotlight, a host of anti-war Democratic lawmakers are expressing their frustra...

Afghanistan: Has Hamid Karzai Already Joined the Taliban?

Josh Mull | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Josh Mull

I am the Afghanistan Blogging Fellow for The Seminal and Brave New Foundation. You can read my work on The Seminal or at Rethink Afghanistan. The view...

Does an Afghanistan Exit Strategy Hurt Our Allies?

Josh Mull | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Mull

A timetable for withdrawal is a good thing. Ignore the partisan myth-making and keep pressuring your representatives to hold Obama accountable and bring this war to an end.

Clinton, Gates Walk Back On Obama's "Locked In" Afghan Withdrawal

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Despite the president's commitment on Tuesday that a surge of US and international troops in Afghanistan would "allow us to begin the transfer of our ...