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  • Afghan President Hamid Karzai relieved his term is winding down

    Afghan President Hamid Karzai relieved his term is winding down
    Six weeks before the Afghan election, at a meeting at the presidential palace, women's rights activist Sima Samar gently teased President Hamid Karzai about being a short-timer. Karzai suddenly grew emotional, Samar recalled. "To be honest, my sister, I...
  • Who are we leaving behind in Afghanistan?

    The idea that a true soldier never leaves a comrade behind is chiseled into U.S. military creed. This heroic duty has been celebrated in story and film, and recorded in numerous battlefield citations. But does it extend to foreign allies who, though...
  • Obama's predictable surprise troop visit to Afghanistan: What's behind it and what he said

     
    $4.7 million: What's inside and behind Obama's unannounced brief trip to the Afghanistan war zone....
  • Afghanistan: what 'victory' looks like

    Afghanistan: what 'victory' looks like
    Where is Afghanistan policy headed at this crucial moment? As the nation's excellent if unsung war commander, Gen. John Allen, testifies on Capitol Hill this week, and as Republican presidential aspirants continue to attack President Barack Obama from...
  • Aghan buildup: Public, officials divided

     
    by Mark Silva As President Barack Obama nears a decision about the deployment of new U.S. military forces in Afghanistan, the American public appears sharply divided: Just 42 percent support an increase in U.S. troops -- 35 percent at the......
  • Obama's Afghanistan decision: Tune in next week

     
    President Obama held his ninth meeting Monday night in the situation room with his War Council, a two-hour session to review the options in Afghanistan. This time, the assembled foreign-policy and military experts even included the U.S. ambassador to...
  • Obama's war team suits up to testify

     
    by Julian E. Barnes and Christi Parsons and updated Key players in President Barack Obama's war team are getting ready to testify before Congress about Afghanistan, a sign that a decision about a new war strategy -- and announcement about......
  • Obama issues Afghanistan orders

     
    by Christi Parsons and updated Hours after issuing orders to launch his new strategy in Afghanistan, President Obama this morning began calling world leaders to tell them of his decision and ask for their assistance. But Obama does not plan......
  • Obama: Afghan surge, then draw-down

     
    by Christi Parsons and Julian E. Barnes, updated 4 pm EST WEST POINT, N.Y. -- President Obama has ordered the deployment of 30,000 additional U.S. troops to Afghanistan, officials said today, yet the president also will announce tonight that the......
  • Pearl Harbor Day: Infamy and war

     
    by Mark Silva This is "a date which will live in infamy,'' as President Franklin Roosevelt told the Congress the day after Japan unleashed a devastating surprise attack on American naval and air forces at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on Dec.......
  • Obama in Afghanistan: 'Progress made'

     
    by Mark Silva President Barack Obama, who made a surprise landing in Afghanistan today, delivered a message to the Afghan leader about the unfinished business of building a stronger government and battling corruption, and a message of thanks to the......