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Frank Rich: The Missing Link Between Fort Hood And The War In Afghanistan

New York Times | FRANK RICH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

For all the right's jeremiads, its own brand of political correctness kept it from connecting two crucial dots: how our failing war against terrorists...

Kai Eide: UN Official Defends Afghanistan Election Despite Widespread Fraud

Los Angeles Times | Laura King | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Days before the outcome of Afghanistan's contentious presidential vote was expected to be announced, the head of the United Nations mission in the cou...

An Open Letter to President Obama About Afghanistan From William R. Polk

The Nation | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

I was an early supporter of yours. So I hope you will accept the following analysis and proposals as being from a friend as well as a person with cons...

Robert Gates Wants War Advice To Obama Kept Private

The Washington Post | Ann Scott Tyson and Scott Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates stressed Monday that military and civilian leaders should keep their advice to President Obama on Afghanistan privat...

5 UK Troops Killed By Afghan Cop

AP | ELENA BECATOROS and DEB RIECHMANN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL — The killing of five British troops by a rogue Afghan policeman underlines concerns about training and discipline within the ranks and po...

Chris Dortleff A Flight Risk: Ex-Blackwater Guard Charged In Afghan Double Murder Will Be Jailed Until Trial

AP | LARRY O'DELL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

NORFOLK, Va. — A former Blackwater contractor charged in the shooting deaths of two Afghans will be held in custody until his trial because his ...

Karzai Effectively Handed 2nd Term After Abdullah Drops From Afghan Election

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

KABUL — President Hamid Karzai effectively secured a second term Sunday when his only challenger dropped out of the race, and the Obama administ...

Time to Rethink Afghanistan

Robert Greenwald | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Greenwald

The war in Afghanistan continues to escalate, and more are killed each day. While the United States spends billions the Chinese are building industry, jobs and good will.

8 Troops Killed In Afghanistan; Remote Outposts Attacked

AP | ROBERT H. REID and RAHIM FAIEZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL — Hundreds of insurgents armed with automatic rifles and rocket-propelled grenades stormed a pair of remote outposts near the Pakistan bor...

Officials: Afghan Cop Shoots, Kills 2 U.S. Troops

AP | LORI HINNANT | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL — An Afghan policeman on patrol with U.S. soldiers opened fire on the Americans, killing two of them before fleeing, officials said Saturd...

Arrest Warrant Out For USAID Contractor In Afghanistan

The Nation | Aram Roston | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

While corruption by Afghan government officials here in Kabul has been widely condemned, corruption by Western officials in Afghanistan has received l...

McChrystal On 60 Minutes: Afghanistan "A Little Worse" Than Gen. Stanley M. McChrystal Expected (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Things in Afghanistan are "probably a little worse" than Gen. Stanley M. McChrystal expected. 60 Minutes aired its interview Sunday night with Gen. M...

Taliban's Diverse Funding Might Make It Impossible To Restrict Cash Flow

Washington Post | Craig Whitlock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

KABUL -- The Taliban-led insurgency has built a fundraising juggernaut that generates cash from such an array of criminal rackets, donations, taxes, s...

Afghanistan Blast Aimed At Powerbroker, Energy Minister Ismail Khan Kills 4

AP | RAHIM FAIEZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL — A powerful member of President Hamid Karzai's Cabinet threatened to quit after a suicide car bomb attack targeted him Sunday, killing fi...

Afghanistan Pullback Planned: U.S. To Focus On Populated Areas

AP | LARA JAKES | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — Military officials voiced frustration and congressional leaders urged caution Tuesday over what they described as President Barack ...

Kabul Car Bomb Kills 6 Italians, 10 Afghans

AP | AMIR SHAH and HEIDI VOGT | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL — A suicide car bomber killed six Italian soldiers and 10 Afghan civilians Thursday in the heavily guarded capital of Kabul – a grim...

Band-e-Amir Pictures: Photos Of Afghanistan's First National Park

AP / Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Afghanistan designated it's first national park this year, Band-e-Amir. The 228-square-mile park is a group of six lakes situated high in the Hindu Ku...

Afghanistan: Recount Ordered At 10 Percent Of Polling Stations

AP | JASON STRAZIUSO | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL — Ballots from about 10 percent of Afghanistan's polling stations need recounting because of suspicions of fraud, the chief election watch...

UN Official Temporarily Leaves Afghanistan Over Dispute Over Election

CP | Jason Straziuso (CP) | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan -- A top American official at the United Nations mission in Afghanistan has temporarily left the country following a disagreement w...

U.S. May Oust Contractor At Kabul Embassy

nytimes.com | GINGER THOMPSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The State Department official responsible for overseeing private contracts said Monday that the government was seriously considering terminating its $...

Afghanistan Election: Abdullah Abdullah Calls For Criminal Inquiry Into Vote Rigging

Times Online | James Hider in Kabul | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Afghanistan's opposition leader has called for a criminal investigation into allegations of massive vote rigging in last month's elections -- and accu...

Tom Ricks And The Military's New Philosophical Embeds

Columbia Journalism Review | Tara McKelvey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Thomas E. Ricks has a photograph of a general--Ulysses S. Grant, looking haggard and defeated in Cold Harbor, Virginia--on the wall of his office. His...

Afghan Election: Pressure Mounts For Karzai To Strike A Deal

The Observer | Declan Walsh | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Five US soldiers were among dozens killed in a wave of violence in Afghanistan as pressure grew on President Hamid Karzai last night to strike a power...

Keep Al Qaeda in Our Crosshairs

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

Obama has a very tough decision to make: whether or not to accept the troop level increase recommendation from his field commanders under mounting pressure from some prominent Congressional Democrats to reject it.

Pelosi: Upping Troops To Afghanistan Unpopular

AP | LARA JAKES | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — Democratic leaders in Congress urged the Obama administration Thursday to quickly produce a plan for winning the war in Afghanistan...