Getting 35,000 troops into some of the world's most backward terrain in 6 months will be the most ambitious troop movement yet in the war in Afghanistan, and it will compel an already strained military to move large forces faster than ever before
As Pakistan's military fights escalating battles with Islamic extremists and with the country's civilian government, the country's journalists, especially those who are critical of the military, are increasingly caught in the crossfire.
How much does the U.S. government really trust Canada? Maybe less than you think. Espionage warnings from the Defense Department caused an international sensation a few years ago over reports of mysterious coins with radio frequency transmitters, unt
Imperial wars with no end is Obama's real policy, like his predecessor.
30,000 more US troops for Afghanistan? Esmatullah shrugged. "Even if they bring the whole of America, they won't be able to stabilize Afghanistan. Only Afghans understand our traditions, geography and way of life."
Posts and polls at popular leftist website Daily Kos indicates a surprising level of acceptance of Obama's new surge plan in Afghanistan.
President Obama announced Tuesday that he will send 30,000 additional U.S. troops to Afghanistan by next summer, making his case to the nation that Islamist extremism in the region remains an enduring threat to the security of Americans.
President Barack Obama's speech Tuesday night did not always match the reality on the ground in Afghanistan. The president raised expectations that may be hard to meet when he told Americans his troop increase in Afghanistan will accelerate the train
President Obama briefs the nation on his Afghanistan strategy on Tuesday evening from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Follow the events live through our curated Twitter lists. Do you know a tweeter who's perfect for one of these lists? Email
Since April, a steady string of reports have detailed sightings of a mysterious, unidentified UAV prowling the skies above Kandahar. Grainy, Loch-Ness-Monster-like photos revealed a flying-wing-type aircraft with stealth features. Now, the French
The decision to treat the 9/11 attacks as a military problem, rather than a criminal-justice one, has turned out to be one unmitigated disaster, a disaster that seemingly has no end.
Dear President Obama, Do you really want to be the new "war president"? If you go to West Point tomorrow night (Tuesday, 8pm) and announce that you are increasing, rather than withdrawing, the troops in Afghanistan, you are the new war presiden
While contractors allow the U.S. to fight wars with fewer American troops -- which may be good or bad, depending on who you ask -- they also present serious transparency and security concerns
Thankfully someone is out there advocating for peace... and from a libertarian perspective. Even better!Entered By: Ernest Hancock
day before president's Tuesday night speech, the New York Times quotes an unnamed top administration official saying: "He wants to give a clear sense of both the time frame for action and how the war will eventually wind down."
In September, 51 percent told the Washington Post/ABC News poll (9/10-12/09) that the war was not "worth fighting"; only 46 percent said it was. So where's the wide-ranging Afghanistan War debate in the media?
"Peace Mom" Cindy Sheehan and members of CodePINK Women for Peace rolled their protest against the use of drone aircraft in the war in Afghanistan into the San Joaquin Valley on Saturday. Sheehan, a Bay-area mother who gained national attention w
As the violence suggests in the four cops killed by an Islamic brother in Seattle, Washington this week, we must work toward greater understanding.
With 8 years of blood and treasure already spent and his presidency hanging in the balance, President Obama will tell the world how he'll escalate the war in Afghanistan — and how his risky decision will lead to a path home for US forces.
After months of debate, President Barack Obama will spell out a costly Afghanistan war expansion to a skeptical public Tuesday night, coupling an infusion of as many as 35,000 more troops with a vow that there will be no endless U.S. commitment. His
From Somalia, Cambodia, East Timor and the Balkans in the 1990s to Iraq today, world powers have at best a mixed record when it comes to establishing functional, stable governments in countries devastated by war. The efforts have been long and costly
A collection of the past few days reports -- not comprehensive either.
The channel, which is broadcast across the Arab world, dredges up the sectarian divisions that Saddam inspired among Shiites and Sunnis at a time when Iraq is gearing up for crucial national elections.
"Talk of an exit strategy is exactly the wrong way to go," Senator Jon Kyl (R-AZ) told Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday. Kyl wants President Barack Obama to defer to the generals' wishes in Afghanistan without announcing a strategy to end the war.
While their experiences in the two war zones vary, for many soldiers in the field – if not policy makers – the conflict in Afghanistan is one they think may prove harder and longer to win.
An American military detention camp in Afghanistan is still holding inmates, sometimes for weeks at a time, without access to the International Committee of the Red Cross, according to human rights researchers and former detainees held at the site on
Osama bin Laden was unquestionably within reach of U.S. troops in the mountains of Tora Bora when American military leaders made the crucial and costly decision not to pursue the terrorist leader with massive force, a Senate report says. The repor
The home of the rebel Northern Alliance that largely became the Afghan government after the 2001 US invasion, the region didn’t have a terribly strong Taliban presence to begin with. Now, however, they seem to be rapidly establishing themselves in th
Wolfgang Schneiderhan has formally asked to be relieved of duty today following the release of images from the US warplane involved in the September Kunduz air strike showed that German officials were lying about situation leading up to the attack.