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  • What Obama told U.S. troops in Afghanistan

     
    Text and video of Democrat's 20-minute remarks to soldiers at Bagram Airfield....
  • "Runaway" McChrystal at odds with WH

     
    by Julian Barnes In a new magazine profile, the top commander in Afghanistan, Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal, and his advisers appear to ridicule Vice President Joe Biden and are portrayed as dismissive of civilian oversight of the war. The article,......
  • Petraeus to call for 'responsible' drawdown

     
    by David Cloud The July 2011 deadline for beginning U.S troops withdrawals from Afghanistan "is the beginning of a process, not the date when the U.S. heads for the exits," Gen. David H. Petraeus said in remarks to be delivered......
  • McChrystal summoned to White House

     
    by Julian Barnes and Peter Nicholas President Obama summoned his top commander in Afghanistan, Army Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal, to the White House to explain a series of comments in a magazine article in which the general and his advisors......
  • Top general sees progress in Afghanistan where 10,000 Marines from Camp Pendleton are deployed

     
    Marine Maj. Gen. Richard Mills expressed cautious optimism Thursday that U.S forces are winning the battle against the Taliban in Afghanistan's Helmand province, where 10,000 Marines from Camp Pendleton are deployed. In a teleconference with reporters...
  • Obama: War General Used 'Poor Judgment'

    Obama: War General Used 'Poor Judgment'
    Even Rolling Stone's editor agreed with Gen. Stanley McChrystal that the Afghan war's U.S. commander showed poor judgment in airing complaints about the Obama administration in the magazine. But Eric Bates said it was in keeping with McChrystal's...
  • War General To Explain Published Complaints About President, Aides

    War General To Explain Published Complaints About President, Aides
    With the ramped-up war in Afghanistan at a precarious moment, President Barack Obama prepared to hear his top war commander explain biting published complaints about the commander in chief and his aides. Even before their showdown, the White House's...
  • Obama Set to Unveil New Afghan Strategy in Upcoming Speech

    Obama Set to Unveil New Afghan Strategy in Upcoming Speech
    Barack Obama has begun one of the toughest sales jobs of his presidency, privately announcing his sweeping overhaul of the U.S. Afghan strategy to top military and civilian advisers in Washington and Kabul as well as to key allies. Obama is outlining his...
  • After Week of Wins, Obama Turns to Afghanistan

    After Week of Wins, Obama Turns to Afghanistan
    KABUL -- After weeks dominated by health care, President Barack Obama's secret trip to Afghanistan turned attention back to another issue whose progress this year could help define the success of his presidency. By deciding in December to order a massive...
  • President Obama's surprise visit to Afghanistan

    President Obama's surprise visit to Afghanistan
    President Barack Obama made a surprise visit to Afghanistan on Sunday for a firsthand look at the 8-year-old war he inherited and dramatically escalated. After an overnight flight from Washington, the president landed in Afghanistan for a stay of just...