Afghan President Hamid Karzai must face an election run-off against his main rival on November 7, to resolve a disputed first round that plunged the country into months of political uncertainty. After hours of closed-door meetings with western diplom
The White House signaled President Obama would postpone any decision on sending more troops to Afghanistan until the disputed election there had been settled and resulted in a government that could work with the United States.
The Afghan electoral crisis intensified as officials responsible for declaring final results from the August presidential ballot refused to accept findings of a UN investigative panel that would force a runoff, those involved in the process said.
While the Obama administration weighs whether to send additional troops to Afghanistan, the U.S. military is spending billions of dollars on construction projects to ensure the country's infrastructure can support American and coalition personnel in
The U.S. strategy in Afghanistan will require more than targeted missile strikes and use of special operations forces to succeed and should include counterterrorism efforts coordinated closely with ground troops, the Senate Foreign Relations Committe
New York Times Magazine takes a look at the current commander of US and NATO forces in Afghanistan General Stanley McChrystal's Afghanistan war recommendation and notes the "magnitude of the choice" now facing President Obama "is difficult to oversta
Four US soldiers have been killed by a roadside bomb in southern Afghanistan, Nato-led forces have said. Two of the servicemen died in the blast on Thursday, and two others died later from their wounds.
Senators diverted $2.6 billion in funds in a defense spending bill to pet projects largely at the expense of accounts that pay for fuel, ammunition and training for U.S. troops, including those fighting wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The worst-case scenario facing Pakistan -- prolonged insecurity with militants launching bloody attacks on the key pillars of the state -- is no longer just a risk for markets and Western policymakers to fret over. It is already here.
Every day that Obama fiddle farts around and delays action on his field commanders request for help (MORE TROOPS) cost lives for those already on the ground. Obama needs to get off his NOBEL ass and do his JOB!
An investigation of allegedly fraudulent ballots in Afghanistan's troubled election has reduced President Hamid Karzai's portion of the vote to about 47%, an outcome that will trigger a runoff between him and his closest competitor.
The Pentagon pays an average of $400 to put a gallon of fuel into a combat vehicle or aircraft in Afghanistan. The statistic is likely to play into the escalating debate in Congress over the cost of a war that entered its ninth year last week.
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Lets take a look at what the outcome of American non involvement by our military. Suppose the O'man decided to call back all troops and the war materials from every place in the world. We have troops in 120+countries, the first AmericanRead Letter
Pin the war on the donkey. A Frontline series on Obama's War. Part one aired yesterday.
At least 85,000 people lost their lives from 2004 to 2008 in Iraq's violence, according to the first official report by the Iraqi government on the death toll since the war begun. 85,694 people were killed from 2004-08, and 147,195 were wounded duri
The prime minister said that he had agreed in principle to increase the size of the British force, from 9,000 to 9,500, provided the Afghans supplied more troops, the right equipment was available and other countries made a contribution.
Dianne Feinstein is a fairly typical Democratic Senator from a solidly blue state. In 2002, she voted to authorize the attack on Iraq. Throughout the Bush years, she repeatedly stood with the GOP to fund the war without the conditions and timetable
Truth is war's first casualty. The Afghan war's biggest untruth is, "we've got to fight terrorists over there so we don't have to fight them at home." Many North Americans still buy this lie because they believe the 9/11 attacks came directly from th
We overthrew the Taliban government in 2001 with less than 10,000 American troops. Why is it the more troops we send, the worse things get? If the Soviets bankrupted themselves in Afghanistan with troop levels of 100,000, why are we determined to f
The Pentagon is speeding up delivery of a colossal bomb designed to destroy hidden weapons bunkers buried underground and shielded by 10,000 pounds of reinforced concrete. Call it Plan B for dealing with Iran, which recently revealed a long-suspected
President Obama announced in March that he would be sending 21,000 additional troops to Afghanistan. But in an unannounced move, the White House has also authorized -- and the Pentagon is deploying -- at least 13,000 troops beyond that number, accord
DemocRAT Diane Feinstein, above, demonstrates holding a pencil that one of her husband's defense contracting firms charged the Pentagon $71,735.89.
Listening to numerous discussions on talk radio shows across the nation about Obama’s receipt of the Nobel Peace Prize, I was struck by the observation that no one mentioned what is to me the single most important (and obvious) objection to it.
The mission in Afghanistan is in "serious jeopardy" and needs more troops to turn the tide against an increasingly potent Taliban insurgency, the head of the Senate Intelligence Committee said, putting her at odds with an influential Democratic colle
The top U.N. official in Afghanistan acknowledged "widespread fraud" in the disputed presidential election and rejected allegations from a former deputy that he covered up cheating to smooth the path to victory for President Karzai.
As the Obama administration reconsiders its Afghanistan policy, White House officials are minimizing warnings from the intelligence community, the military and the State Department about the risks of adopting a limited strategy focused on al Qaida, U
It was chaos during the early morning assault last year on a remote US outpost in Afghanistan and Sgt. Phillips' M4 carbine had quit firing as militant forces surrounded the base. The machine gun he grabbed didn't work either.
RETHINKING THEIR POSITION Code Pink, founded in 2002 to oppose the US invasion of Iraq, is one of the more high-profile women's antiwar groups being forced to rethink its position as Afghan women explain theirs: Without international troops, they
The U.S. mission in Afghanistan is in "serious jeopardy" and needs more troops to turn the tide against an increasingly potent Taliban insurgency, the head of the Senate Intelligence Committee said Sunday, putting her at odds with an influential Demo