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September 2nd, 2010

This year's U.S. death toll in Afghanistan the highest

Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) -- In only eight months, 2010 has become the deadliest year for U.S. troops in Afghanistan, according to a CNN count of Pentagon and NATO figures. At least 321 troops have died so far in 2010, the highest yearly toll since the conflict began nearly nine years ... continue reading

September 1st, 2010

President Obama salutes George W. Bush as ‘Operation Iraqi Freedom’ declared over

WASHINGTON - Opposed to the Iraq war from the start, President Obama yesterday formally declared an end to the U.S. combat role there last night, saying, “It is time to turn the page.”Obama said the United States “has paid a huge price” to give Iraqis a chance to shape their ... continue reading

August 30th, 2010

7 U.S. troops die in weekend violence in Afghanistan

KABUL - Seven U.S. troops have died in weekend attacks in Afghanistan's  embattled southern and eastern regions. And officials found the bodies Sunday of five kidnapped campaign workers for a candidate for parliament in the western province of Herat.Two servicemen died in bombings Sunday in southern Afghanistan, while on Saturday ... continue reading

August 26th, 2010

Foreign Policy: The Future Of Iraqi Oil

David Bender is an analyst in Eurasia Group's Middle East practice. Bush administration officials predicted that a post-war spike in Iraq's oil production would pay for both the conflict and ease the country's transition to democracy. Anti-war protesters countered that the war itself was little more than an oil grab. ... continue reading

Michael Prysner

Iraq War Veteran, Anti-War Activist

August 20th, 2010

More U.S. Troops Killed in Afghanistan Under Obama Than Under Bush

During former-Pres. George W. Bush’s tenure, 575 U.S. troops were killed in Afghanistan. Since President Obama took office on Jan. 20, 2009, 580 U.S. troops have perished there (as of August 19). In just 19 months, the Afghan war under Obama has claimed more U.S. lives than the previous administration’s ... continue reading

August 16th, 2010

Robert Gates sets retirement date for next year

US Defence Secretary Robert Gates confirmed last night plans to leave office next year. However, he said he first wanted to make sure the start of the American withdrawal from Afghanistan was on track.The confirmation, in an interview with the magazine Foreign Policy, was published after Dr Gates locked horns ... continue reading

August 16th, 2010

Robert Gates Says He'll Leave Pentagon by End of 2011

Defense Secretary Robert Gates says that he may leave his job possibly as early as January but certainly by the end of 2011, Foreign Policy Magazine reports. "It would be a mistake to wait until January 2012," Gates said in an interview. "This is not the kind of job you ... continue reading

August 7th, 2010

US official says coalition forces not losing war in Afghan

Islamabad: A senior American official on Friday contradicted Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari's assertion that coalition forces in Afghanistan were "losing the war against the Taliban", saying the US-led troops were neither losing nor planning to pull out of the country. Asked by journalists whether the US forces were losing ... continue reading

August 7th, 2010

Wikileaks vs the Pentagon: Phony Fingerpointing

Consider the following statement offered by Admiral Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, at a news conference last week.  He was discussing Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks as well as the person who has taken responsibility for the vast, still ongoing Afghan War document dump at that site. "Mr. Assange,” Mullen ... continue reading

July 26th, 2010

Afghanistan war logs: Wikileaks founder rebuts White House criticism

The founder of the whistleblowing website Wikileaks today defended his decision to publish thousands of secret US military files about the war in Afghanistan, faced with criticism from the White House for placing troops in danger.Julian Assange said his organisation was currently working through a backlog of further secret material ... continue reading

July 15th, 2010

Lawmakers showing rising frustration with Afghan war

WASHINGTON Democratic and Republican senators voiced deep concern Wednesday over the direction of the U.S.-led war in Afghanistan, questioning whether the Obama administration can begin withdrawing U.S. troops next summer and worrying that it lacks a plan for forging a political settlement. "We need a better definition of exactly what ... continue reading

July 14th, 2010

Vigil faithful stand for peace as wars continue

Monday, July 5, the day after the nation celebrated its independence from Great Britain, many businesses throughout Cave Junction were closed, along with the Josephine County Bldg. on Redwood Hwy. in Downtown Cave Junction.A few minutes before noon, people began to show up at the building for the silent vigil ... continue reading

July 3rd, 2010

The challenge of Kandahar

Reporting from Kandahar, Afghanistan — Rahmatullah, a slender Afghan engineer who lives in Kandahar city, tried to be polite when young Shawn Adams of Digby, Nova Scotia, offered to help in his efforts to build a local school. Sgt. Adams, 23, was leading a Canadian foot patrol when he encountered ... continue reading

July 1st, 2010

House Democrats take up war funding bill

WASHINGTON — With their ranks infused with anti-war sentiment, Democrats controlling the House inched forward Thursday with a plan to both finance President Barack Obama's Afghanistan troop surge and salvage their dwindling jobs agenda.Long delayed, the measure came to the floor Thursday amid building pressure on Democrats to act before ... continue reading

June 23rd, 2010

Obama relieves McChrystal of Afghan command

WASHINGTON — US President Barack Obama swiftly relieved General Stanley McChrystal of his command Wednesday, warning that his stunning criticism of the administration would erode trust in the Afghan war effort.Obama replaced McChrystal with talismanic General David Petraeus, who rescued a losing strategy in Iraq, and warned he would not ... continue reading

June 22nd, 2010

White House: McChrystal firing 'on the table' in meeting with Obama

Firing Gen. Stanley McChrystal is "on the table" for an angry President Barack Obama when he meets Wednesday to discuss criticism of the president McChrystal made in a new magazine article.The White House tersely refused to endorse McChrystal's ability to continue to serve in his role as commander of troops ... continue reading

June 22nd, 2010

Top general in Afghan war apologizes for profile

WASHINGTON — The top U.S. war commander in Afghanistan apologized Tuesday for an interview in which he said he felt betrayed by the man the White House chose to be his diplomatic partner, Ambassador Karl Eikenberry.An article out this week in Rolling Stone magazine depicts Gen. Stanley McChrystal as a ... continue reading

May 24th, 2010

More US troops in Afghanistan than Iraq: Pentagon

WASHINGTON – For the first time, more US forces are deployed in Afghanistan than Iraq, amid a buildup of American troops in the Afghan war, the Pentagon said on Monday.About 94,000 US troops are now in Afghanistan, while 92,000 remain in Iraq, where commanders are gradually scaling back the US ... continue reading

May 22nd, 2010

Three soldiers, one civilian killed in Afghanistan

KABUL – Three foreign soldiers and one civilian working with NATO's International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) were killed in two separate incidents in southern Afghanistan Saturday, the alliance said."Two ISAF service members and a civilian working with ISAF died following an insurgent attack in southern Afghanistan today," ISAF said, without ... continue reading

April 20th, 2010

Investigators: New documents reveal military recruiter misconduct

New documents obtained by the KING 5 Investigators reveal stunning details about recruiter misconduct in the Washington National Guard. They expose the tactics of one “burned out” recruiter and raise questions about what the Guard did when it caught her and another soldier red-handed. In 2006, the U.S. Military was ... continue reading

February 3rd, 2010

Bomb kills two US soldiers in Afghanistan: NATO

KABUL — A bomb attack killed two US soldiers in the volatile southern region of Afghanistan, pushing the death toll of foreign troops in the country to over 50 for the year so far, NATO said Wednesday.In a brief statement, NATO's International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said the two soldiers ... continue reading

February 1st, 2010

French minister: No more combat troops to Afghanistan

France will not send any more combat troops to Afghanistan, French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner told CNN Thursday, reinforcing his country's opposition to joining the U.S.-led surge there.Kouchner, speaking with CNN's Christiane Amanpour from the one-day meeting on Afghanistan that drew representatives from more than 60 countries and organizations to ... continue reading

January 25th, 2010

Afghan president Hamid Karzai urges West to buy off the Taliban

After giving up on winning victory in Afghanistan by military means, the international community is resorting to the centuries-old method of buying its way out. In London this week, Hamid Karzai, the Afghan president, will launch a British and American-backed plan for “reintegration” of the Taliban and call for international ... continue reading

January 13th, 2010

Fort Hood Troops Ordered to Afghanistan

The Pentagon has ordered 3,100 troops, mostly based in Fort Hood, Texas, to deploy to Afghanistan as part of President Barack Obama's plan to beef up U.S. forces there. Defense Department spokesman Bryan Whitman said Tuesday the 4th Combat Aviation Brigade of the 4th Infantry Division should arrive in summer. ... continue reading

January 2nd, 2010

Afghan militant attacks set pace for a bloody 2010

KABUL — Afghanistan's war exited 2009 on a sour note for an international community that has committed thousands of troops and billions of dollars into transforming the country into a peaceful, modern democracy.And there is only likely to be more violence in 2010, analysts said.As tens of thousands of soldiers ... continue reading

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Apr 2nd
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Apr 1st
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Mar 31st
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Mar 24th
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