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WAR: About that War

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NY Times

After a six-month campaign, the Pakistani military is claiming victory over the Taliban in Bajaur, a northern sliver of the tribal areas, saying the militants have suffered heavy losses and have been pushed over the border into Afghanistan.

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AP

Taliban militants shot down a suspected drone aircraft in a Pakistani tribal area bordering Afghanistan, officials said. Residents and a local police official said two drones were flying low over a village when one of them was hit by militant fire

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Washingtonn Post

The U.S. military is laboring to shore up a vulnerable supply chain through Pakistan and Central Asia as it seeks to expand the flow of supplies into Afghanistan by at least 50 percent to support an influx of tens of thousands of troops, according to

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Washington Post

By midmorning, hundreds of angry people were blocking the nearby highway, burning tires and shouting "Death to America!" By mid-evening, millions of Afghan TV news viewers were convinced that foreign troops had killed an unarmed man trying

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AP

President Barack Obama plans to remove all US combat troops from Iraq by August of next year, administration officials said, ending the war that helped define his upstart presidential campaign - although a little more slowly than he promised.

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Telegraph.co.uk via Rense.com

North Korean leaders have said the country is "fully ready" for war with South Korea, stepping up its rhetoric just hours before US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was scheduled to arrive in Seoul.

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NY Times

With two missile strikes over the past week, the Obama administration has expanded the covert war run by the Central Intelligence Agency inside Pakistan, attacking a militant network seeking to topple the Pakistani government.

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AP

A US Army medic was convicted of murder for his involvement in the execution-style slayings of 4 bound and blindfolded Iraqi detainees shot in the back of the head in the spring of 2007. Sgt. Michael Leahy Jr. was found guilty on charges of murder

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Time

If Army General David McKiernan, the U.S. commander in Afghanistan, gets his way, the total increase over the coming year will be 30,000. McKiernan has said he needs to beef up U.S. forces in Afghanistan to roll back a growing Taliban insurgency, esp

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New York Times

Even as it pulls back sharply debated aspects of George W. Bush’s “war on terrorism,” the Obama administration is quietly signaling continued support for other major elements of its predecessor’s approach to fighting Al Qaeda.

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McClatchy News

In his first troop deployment to a war zone as commander in chief, President Barack Obama authorized sending as many as 17,500 additional troops to Afghanistan beginning this spring, a move that appears to mark the formal U.S. troop shift from Iraq t

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AP

Close to 3,000 American soldiers who recently arrived in Afghanistan to secure two violent provinces near Kabul have begun operations in the field and already are seeing combat. The new troops are the first wave of an expected surge of reinforcements

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