As an interpreter for the U.S. Army and NATO during the last eight years in Afghanistan, I recognize that the Afghan government, despite receiving billions of dollars in U.S. assistance, is now a failed state.
Iraqis head to the polls for the first election since U.S. troops left the country.
The United States is considering speeding up its planned withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan, including a possible "zero option" that would result in no U.S. forces in that country after 2014, the New York Times reported on Monday. Zach Carter joins Ahmed to discuss.
The number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan - now around 63,000 - already is set to decline to 34,000 by next February, the
U.S. Presence in Afghanistan Beyond 2014: Why Is the Obama Administration Considering Fewer Troops Than Asked by Gen. John Allen?
The Taliban vowed to continue fighting against American troops remaining in Afghanistan after 2014, demonstrating the need for larger number of U.S. troops to support the fragile Afghan security forces defend their nation and to prevent al-Qaeda gain grounds in the country.
"This was not just bad decision-making, this was bad decision-making that cost the lives of over 4,000 service members," Richard
"It's probably not the time to bring this up, but Abu Ghraib and the torture of prisoners hurt us a great deal and did provide
In a real sense, there were no surprises in the president's announcement, or in the reactions. What is troubling, however, is that the debate focused on numbers and dates and not on the war itself and what really needs to be done to end it. In this, I have problems with both sides.
Obama is the last one that the GOP could gripe about when it comes to the willingness to use American might in Afghanistan. Just ask Obama's Democratic critics.
On Monday, the United States Conference of Mayors is expected to pass a resolution calling for a speedy end of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars so we can use those funds here at home. The mayors are exactly right.
WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan group of eight lawmakers is the latest to demand the United States leave Afghanistan, raising
The U.S. cannot continue to jump from one perceived "central front in the war on terror" to the next, nor should we invest our resources this way. There are other, better ways to address the al Qaeda threat.
Rather than having over a hundred thousand troops engaged in an unending and unwinnable war, would we not be better served by having them here saving our cities rather than saving (or possibly destroying) those in Afghanistan?