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WAR: About that War

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NY Times

When he met Russian President Medvedev, President Obama sought an important new supply corridor for Afghanistan by flying American troops and weapons through Russian airspace. As many as 4,500 flights a year, in a “substantial contribution” to the wa

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Washington Post

A powerful car bomb exploded in front of the national intelligence agency building in the Pakistani city of Peshawar early Friday morning, killing at least seven people and injuring more than 30, military and intelligence officials said.

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Washington Post

In the final stages of its deliberations over a new war strategy, the administration's attention has shifted to the two governments whose cooperation and competence are considered essential to success -- Afghanistan and Pakistan.

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by Dahr Jamail and Sarah Lazare - www.globalresear

As the Obama administration debates whether to send tens of thousands of extra troops to Afghanistan, an already overstretched military is increasingly struggling to meet its deployment numbers. Surprisingly, one place it seems to be targeting is mil

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Bloomberg

Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev, drawing on his experience of military failure in Afghanistan in the 1980s, said the U.S. can’t win the conflict there and should begin pulling out its soldiers. Afghanistan is too fragmented between clans to

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AP

A badly damaged North Korean patrol ship retreated in flames Tuesday after a skirmish with a South Korean naval vessel along their disputed western coast, the first such clash in seven years, South Korean officials said. There were no South Korean

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Reuters

The U.N. General Assembly declared Afghanistan's presidential election was both credible and sound, despite allegations of widespread fraud that led critics to question the vote's legitimacy. In a unanimously adopted resolution, the 192-nation assemb

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truthdig.com via LewRockwell.com

...Somehow America has become a country that projects everything that it is not and condemns everything that it is...Somehow subversion of the Bill of Rights and The Constitution is tolerated.

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Reuters

Afghanistan accused the United Nations on Saturday of intervening in the formation of President Hamid Karzai's next cabinet, less than a week into his new term. Since being re-elected in a controversial poll in which a fraud investigation rejected

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NY Times

If the foreign forces are not seen so by Afghans already, they are on the cusp of being regarded as occupiers, with little to show people for their extended presence, fueling wild conspiracies about why they remain here. The feeling is particularl

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Reuters

[Things are going swell.] The United Nations will evacuate 900 of its international staff from Afghanistan starting Thursday, citing security concerns, a U.N. source in Kabul said. "The United Nations is reducing the number of its international staff

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Reuters

"The Independent Election Commission declares the esteemed Hamid Karzai as the president ... because he was the winner of the first round and the only candidate in the second round," the commission's chief Azizullah Ludin told a news conference.

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Financial Times

In the next 2 weeks, Mr Obama is likely to bring months of agonized deliberation to a close when he decides how many more troops to send to Afghanistan. The decision, much like the one by Lyndon Johnson to step up involvement in Indochina, could prov

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Reuters

Some 20 U.S. soldiers were to patrol a riverbed in the dead of night, camp until morning, and provide backup to Afghan troops and their Canadian mentors in a clearing operation in Chahar Bagh village, an insurgent hotbed on the outskirts of Kandahar

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