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Judah the Maccabee's Five Lessons for Barack Obama

Aaron Zelinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Aaron Zelinsky

From the story of Chanukah, we see how not to fight a guerrilla insurgency. From the Maccabees, we learn how to rally a people and a nation. Here are Chanukah's five geopolitical lessons.

Washington Post: 9,000 Troops Will Deploy To Afghanistan Soon After Obama's Speech

Washington Post | Greg Jaffe | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL -- Days after President Obama outlines his new war strategy in a speech Tuesday, as many as 9,000 Marines will begin deploying to southern Afgha...

Karzai Camp Hardens Its Line On Afghan Election Recount

Wall Street Journal | ANAND GOPAL | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL -- Afghan President Hamid Karzai may not accept the results of a vote recount from the summer's general election, officials from his campaign hi...

Matthew Hoh, Daniel Ellsberg Discuss Aghanistan, Vietnam Wars (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Matthew Hoh and Daniel Ellsberg, recently sat down for a conversation about the war in Afghanistan. Matthew Hoh made headlines late last month when ...

Obama Quietly Authorized 13,000 Support Troops For Afghan War

Washington Post | Ann Scott Tyson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama announced in March that he would be sending 21,000 additional troops to Afghanistan. But in an unannounced move, the White House has a...

In Kabul's 'Obama Market,' U.S. Military Rations On Sale

Mcclatchy | Jay Price, McClatchy Newspapers | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan -- First came the Brezhnev Market. Then the Bush Market. Now Afghans are beginning to call their notorious bazaar full of chow and...

Our Best Way Forward in Afghanistan is Out

Mary Ellen McNish | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mary Ellen McNish

Afghans and Americans deserve is a full, public discussion of the policy choices looming in the next weeks. We must choose to demonstrate a commitment to the rule of law, and not violence.

Kabul: Inside The Burnt-Out UN Hostel

Times Online | Jerome Starkey | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The charred remains of the UN's Bakhtar guesthouse bear testimony to the gruesome events that unfolded here last week. ...

2 US Troops Killed In Afghanistan, NATO Says

AP | DEB RIECHMANN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL — Four U.S. service members were killed Wednesday in separate attacks in Afghanistan, NATO said, underscoring the dangers facing Americans...

Skateistan opens Afghanistan's first indoor skate park

Cameron Sinclair | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Cameron Sinclair

In spite of all we hear about what's going wrong in Afghanistan, I'm here with a story of hope. Last Thursday marked the official opening of the Skateistan skate park, Kabul's largest indoor sports facility.

Rory Stewart: Remember This Name

Ben Rosen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ben Rosen

Rory Stewart just turned 37. He is not now in government; he has never even stood for election. And he's going to become prime minister of Great Britain.

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's Nobel Lecture: Speaking Truth From Power?

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

Obama's Nobel lecture might have showed us that the US has reached a turning point: either the national security monster we've created is going to eat us alive by bankrupting the country or we're going to have to shift course.

Afghanistan: Eight Days From the Ground -- Part 2 of 8

Sara R. Nichols | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sara R. Nichols

After breakfast on our first full day, we donned our oppressive scarves and hopped onto the minibus to head for the Kabul headquarters of Women for Women International.

New York Times: Military Establishment Frustrated With Pace Of Obama's Deliberations On Afghan War

New York Times | ELISABETH BUMILLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

After nearly a month of deliberations by Mr. Obama over whether to send more American troops to Afghanistan, frustrations and anxiety are on the rise ...

Suicide Bomber Kills 16 In Western Afghanistan

AP | KATHY GANNON | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL — A suicide bomber killed 16 people and wounded at least 23 others Friday in a busy city square in western Afghanistan, while near Kabul a...

Afghan War Costs US $3.6 Billion Per Month: Data

The Hill | Roxana Tiron | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The United States spends about $3.6 billion a month in Afghanistan, according to data provided by the Congressional Research Service. ...

NBC's Brian Williams: Changing the World for the Better

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jim Luce

Several weeks ago Brian Williams profiled the children of the Afghan Child Education and Care Organization (AFCECO) and its founder Andeisha Farid in ...

Afghanistan: Thousands Of Stolen Artifacts Returned (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

About 2,000 stolen artifacts were returned to Afghanistan and unveiled at the National Museum in Kabul on Tuesday, the New York Times reports. The art...

Mikhail Gorbachev Supports US Withdrawal From Afghanistan (Video)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Mikhail Gorbachev supports a troop withdrawal from Afghanistan. The former president of the Soviet Union spoke to CNN's John King Sunday on State Of ...

16 Soldiers Killed Themselves In October

Wall Street Journal | By YOCHI J. DREAZEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Army's top generals worry that surging tens of thousands more troops into Afghanistan could increase the strain felt by many military personnel af...

Afghans Losing Hope After 8 Years of war

AP | TODD PITMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL — The man on the motorcycle was going the wrong way down a one-way street, gesturing indignantly for the phalanx of traffic-clogged cars in fr...

Afghan Police: 7 Killed In Attack On UN In Kabul

AP | ROBERT H. REID and HEIDI VOGT | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL — Terrified U.N. workers scrambled over the roof or leaped from windows to escape choking smoke and gunfire after being awakened at dawn W...

MSM vs. Digital in 2009: The Times' Brian Stelter Weighs in on Who Won the Big Stories

Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein

Who's on top, the MSM or Digital Media? Who's leading the discussion, why, and is it a good thing? To help us navigate this tricky landscape, we asked New York Times reporter Brian Stelter.

Karzai Appears Set To Agree To Runoff In Afghan Election

New York Times | SABRINA TAVERNISE and HELENE COOPER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan -- Under heavy international pressure, President Hamid Karzai appears set to concede as early as Tuesday that he fell short of a fi...