The US is paying thousands of Afghan contractors and subcontractors to perform much of the work that supports U.S. efforts there. But the "Afghan First" program could be achieving just the opposite of its intended effect, according to officials
Corporate spin can't hide the importance of WikiLeaks documents
The release of over 90,000 secret military documents on the war in Afghanistan has woken the media up to how the war is really going, and last night Jon Stewart got to weigh in on the scandal himself. As any sane person would think, Stewart speculate
Real picture of a conflict longer than Vietnam, or either world war, refutes the idea of a 'revolution in military affairs'
The Obama White House was quick to condemn the publication Sunday evening of more than 91,000 secret documents detailing the monumentally misguided and frequently failed attempt by the United States to occupy Afghanistan.
rom US military computers to a cafe in Brussels, how thousands of classified papers found their way to online activists
• Hundreds of civilians killed by coalition troops • Covert unit hunts leaders for 'kill or capture' • Steep rise in Taliban bomb attacks on Nato
Pakistan is the new frontier of the Forever War on Manufactured Terror and the sudden appearance of tens of thousands of documents in part pointing a finger at the CIA’s junior partner in crime is highly suspicious to say the least
Americans fighting the war in Afghanistan have long harbored strong suspicions that Pakistan’s military spy service has guided the Afghan insurgency with a hidden hand, even as Pakistan receives more than $1 billion a year from Washington for its hel
Thousands of secret military documents were released Sunday by a Web-based organization, a gigantic leak of classified information that appeared to present a bleak view of the Afghanistan war and could have a profound impact on the public perception
The Senate on Thursday approved funds to pay for President Obama's Afghanistan troop increase, but refused to sign off on billions in extra nonmilitary spending sought by the House of Representatives.
NATO says search underway for 2 missing service men
There is overwhelming agreement among economists that the Second World War was responsible for decisively ending the Great Depression. When asked why the wars in Iran and Afghanistan are failing to make the same impact today, they often claim that th
The general says, “You go into Afghanistan, you got guys who slap women around for five years because they didn’t wear a veil,” adding “guys like that ain’t got no manhood left anyways. So it’s a hell of a lot of fun to shoot them.”
Haass, the president of CFR, all-but-admitting the war in Afghanistan was a lost cause and suggesting ways that Western goals of terrorist containment could be achieved via other, less costly and invasive strategies.
New 2014 Drawdown Date Is 'Non-Binding'
With military progress scarce and doubts remaining about the reliability of Afghan President Hamid Karzai, confidence in the Obama administration's strategy in Afghanistan is deteriorating on Capitol Hill, including among prominent lawmakers. . .
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks about the fight against terrorism on the Pakistan/Afghani border. Clinton says "I assume somebody in this [Pakistani] government, from top to bottom, does know where Bin Laden is, and I'd like to know too."
A constant critic of President Barack Obama, Republican Rand Paul on Saturday defended the president's right to make decisions on the war in Afghanistan without interference from Congress.
There is substantial concern about our course in Afghanistan, in part because of the recent disruption in our military leadership, but also because gains in governance, development, military training, and other areas have not occurred at a pace that
Clinton to press Afghanistan on security, corruption as concerns about war deepen
Goodbye, fire-breathing Gen. Stanley McChrystal, and your Special Forces "mafia," who were supposed to crush Afghan resistance to western occupation.
RNC Chairman Michael Steele defends his controversial comments about Afghanistan from his 5th of July vegan barbecue.
The U.S. government filed charges, including the transfer of classified information, against a soldier accused of giving a video of an airstrike to a website, according to a press release today. In April, Wikileaks.org posted a video showing a U.S. h
Criminal investigators are examining allegations that Afghan security firms have been extorting as much as $4 million a week from contractors paid with U.S. tax dollars and then funneling the spoils to warlords and the Taliban.
You can give an honest assessment of the failing war in Afghanistan, and you can be the chairman of the Republican National Committee, but can you do both at the same time? Judging from the fallout against Michael Steele, the answer is no.
Rory Stewart, MP, diplomat, veteran, earned the Knight of the British Empire, CEO of a charity to preserve Afghan culture and history, (maybe future Prime Minister!), featured in my Young Turks of the Tory Party series at Virginia Right, says that we
The worst part of this mess is we are likely to get the worst of both worlds: more ridiculous Pell Grants, more absurd stimulus efforts, and foolishly wasting money attempting "to remake a country that nobody since Genghis Khan has managed to conquer
Pentagon chief Robert Gates said recently the money for 30,000 additional troops to Afghanistan should be approved by July 4 to avoid the Pentagon having to juggle accounts and possibly lay off civilians while continuing war operations.
The remarks from the House Speaker will undoubtedly be welcomed by those Democrats and Republicans who have grown increasingly wary of the U.S. mission in Afghanistan.