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American Troops In Afghanistan Losing Heart, Say Army Chaplains

Times London | Martin Fletcher | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

American soldiers serving in Afghanistan are depressed and deeply disillusioned, according to the chaplains of two US battalions that have spent nine ...

Messages From Afghan Citizens About The War (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

While much of the debate about Afghanistan here in the States has been focused on how to adjust the U.S.'s war strategy, the latest video from the Ret...

Obama To Announce Increase Of US Troops For Afghanistan On December 1

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House braced for a tough sell of President Barack Obama's long-awaited decision on whether to commit tens of thousands of...

No Firm Plans For A U.S. Exit in Afghanistan: "New York Times"

nytimes.com | MARK MAZZETTI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Obama administration sent a forceful public message Sunday that American military forces could remain in Afghanistan for a long time, seeking to b...

Obama: Decision Soon On Troops For Afghanistan

AP | JENNIFER LOVEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TOKYO — President Barack Obama declared Saturday that an era of American disengagement in the globe's fastest-growing region is over and warned ...

Obama Seeking Options To Send Fewer Troops To Afghanistan

washingtonpost.com | Anne E. Kornblut and Greg Jaffe | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

President Obama has asked the Pentagon's top generals to provide him with more options for troop levels in Afghanistan, two U.S. officials said late F...

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...

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...

Obama Advisers Split On Afghanistan, Complicating His Decision

AP | LARA JAKES and ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Senate voted Thursday to delay a face-to-face briefing from the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, who hours earlier had warned...

Afghans Say The Country Needs More Afghan Forces, Not U.S. Troops

ABC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

In the Helmand River Valley, where more American troops have shed their blood this year than anywhere else, the police chief has a simple message to t...

US To Send Home Thousands More Troops From Iraq

AP | LARA JAKES | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The top general in Iraq is sending home 4,000 more U.S. troops by the end of October as the American military winds down the six-ye...

Does Karzai Really Approve McChrystal's Plan?

Sunil Adam | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sunil Adam

India's Foreign Minister said the US would be better off seeking a political solution in Afghanistan. It's safe to assume he wouldn't have commented without authentic knowledge of the Afghan government's perspective.

5 U.S. Troops Killed In Southern Afghanistan

AP | HEIDI VOGT | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL — Five U.S. troops died in attacks in southern Afghanistan, military officials said Friday, adding to this year's record death toll as Ame...

The Forgotten War

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

No so very long ago, Afghanistan was known as "the forgotten war." But these days, Afghanistan is hard to miss in the headlines. Obama needs to begin talking about our newly-forgotten war: Iraq.

Rohrabacher Berates Iraqis: Be More Grateful!

The Nation | Eric Naing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The House Subcommittee on International Organizations, Human Rights and Oversight met today to discuss issues of sovereignty and stability in Iraq ran...

3 US Troops Killed In Afghanistan

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Three US servicemen have been killed by a roadside bomb in southern Afghanistan, a Nato spokesman has said. The spokesman said that the deaths occurr...

Deadly Afghan Ambush Shows Perils Of Ill-Supplied Deployment

McClatchy | Jonathan S. Landay | McClatchy Newspapers | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

GANJGAL, Afghanistan -- Manning a machine gun on a ridge overlooking this remote Afghan village, U.S. Marine Cpl. Steven Norman tried desperately to l...

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...

U.S. Troops In Afghanistan Run To Remember 9/11

AP | HEIDI VOGT | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan — Many of the troops at this sprawling U.S. air base were in their mid-teens when they watched the planes hit the W...

Afghan War Debate Fails To Include U.S. Troop Timetable

AP | ROBERT BURNS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — As President Barack Obama weighs thrusting America deeper into the conflict in Afghanistan with perhaps thousands more combat troop...

Afghan War: Will More Troops Curb Terror?

nytimes.com | ERIC SCHMITT and SCOTT SHANE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Does the United States need a large and growing ground force in Afghanistan to prevent another major terrorist attack on American soil? ...

Gates: It's Not Time To Leave Afghanistan

AP | LARA JAKES and PAULINE JELINEK | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — Facing eroding public support for the war in Afghanistan, the Pentagon chief said Thursday that the Obama administration's effort i...

Afghanistan Could Ruin Everything--Soon!

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Wolff

What are they going to do about Afghanistan? And how much time do they have left to do it? I figure a month.

Taliban Surprising U.S. Forces With Improved Tactics, Exploiting Gaps In Military Playbook

Washington Post | Karen DeYoung | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Taliban has become a much more potent adversary in Afghanistan by improving its own tactics and finding gaps in the U.S. military playbook, accord...

Two US Troops Killed In Afghanistan

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL — The NATO-led force in Afghanistan says attacks have killed two U.S. troops, keeping August on track to be the deadliest month of the war...