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US Afghanistan Surge

Amputations Increase With Surge In Afghanistan

USA Today | Gregg Zoroya | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The number of U.S. soldiers who have suffered amputations in Afghanistan has increased sharply over last year as more troops move into Taliban territo...

Afghan Strategy: Child Rapist Police Return When US, UK Troops Leave

Inter Press Service | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

By Gareth Porter | Inter Press Service WASHINGTON, Jul 29 (IPS) - The strategy of the major U.S. and British military offensive in Afghanista...

New Report Reveals Why We'll Be Paying for the Iraq Occupation for Years to Come, Withdrawal or Not

Jeremy Scahill | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jeremy Scahill

With last week's announced escalation of the war in Afghanistan, Obama blew the lid off of any lingering perceptions that he represents a significant change in how the U.S. conducts its foreign policy.

Obama Got Afghanistan/Pakistan Right

Jon Soltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jon Soltz

We've finally left fantasy-land, where America can simply go somewhere, topple a government, and western-style democracies will pop up and thrive. Afghanistan is a very different beast.

Welcome to "Obama's War"

Tom Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Andrews

As someone who was growing up as LBJ's war was tearing his administration down, I had a pit in my stomach as I watched President Obama announce his "Af-Pak" policy.

Obama Approves Troop Increase To Afghanistan: Global Responses (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Jessica Gusman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Yesterday President Barack Obama approved the deployment of 17,000 United States troops to Afghanistan, AFP reports. The move led to responses from ac...

I Wanted to Stop Bush's Surge, but I Support Obama's Stabilization

Jonathan Powers | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jonathan Powers

I hope you will join me in supporting our President Obama and our troops who work to stabilize this "deteriorating situation."

US Eyes "Surge" Of Over 20,000 Troops For Afghanistan

Reuters | David Morgan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The Pentagon is considering a plan to send more than 20,000 troops to Afghanistan over the next 12 to 18 months to help safeguard elections and quell ...