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WAR: About that War

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Reuters

Taliban insurgents rejected a U.S. offer of "honorable reconciliation" as a "lunatic idea" and said the withdrawal of foreign troops was the only way to end the war in Afghanistan. With the Afghan conflict now in its eighth year,

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Washington Post

A new and potentially worrisome fight for power and control has broken out in Baghdad as the United States prepares to pull combat troops out of Iraq next year. The struggle, which played out in fierce weekend clashes, pits two vital American allies

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Wall Street Journal

U.S. and Pakistani intelligence officials are drawing up a fresh list of terrorist targets for Predator drone strikes along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border, part of a U.S. review of the drone program, according to officials involved.

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Washington Post

After years of often testy cooperation with NATO and resentment over unequal burden-sharing, the United States is taking unabashed ownership of the Afghan war. President Obama's decision to deploy an additional 17,000 troops to Afghanistan thi

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Washington Post

In a memo to Pentagon staff members, the Defense Department's office of security review noted that "this administration prefers to avoid using the term 'Long War' or 'Global War on Terror' [GWOT.] Please use 'Overseas Con

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Donald L. Barlett and James B. Steele

Monsanto dominates America’s food chain with its genetically modified seeds... Just as frightening as the corporation’s tactics–ruthless legal battles against small farmers–is its decades-long history of toxic contamination.

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The Sun

AMERICA has called out its new weapon to send into battle in Afghanistan - a terrifying pack of robotic “BigDogs”.The state-of-the-art headless four-legged metal beasts have been designed to navigate the country’s treacherous terrain.

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AP

Several hundred civilians from various U.S. government agencies — from agronomists to economists and legal experts — will be deployed to Afghanistan to reinforce the nonmilitary component in Kabul and the existing provincial reconstruction teams in t

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NY Times

President Obama and his national security advisers are considering expanding the American covert war in Pakistan far beyond the unruly tribal areas to strike at a different center of Taliban power in Baluchistan, where top Taliban leaders are orchest

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Rawstory

"Coalition multi-role jet fighters shot down an unmanned Iranian (aircraft) on Feb. 25, 60 miles northeast of Baghdad ... the UAV had been tracked by coalition air forces for nearly 1 hour and 10 minutes before it was engaged and shot down well

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Reuters

Hundreds of black-suited Pakistani lawyers and flag-waving opposition activists launched a cross-country protest, as the year-old civilian coalition government scrambled for ways to avert a showdown. The movement for an independent judiciary could de

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