US troops afghanistan
President Obama is weighing whether to reduce the number of troops from 9,800 to 5,500 by the end of the year.
Under the new policy, the U.S. commander in Afghanistan will be able to decide when it is appropriate for American troops to accompany conventional Afghan forces into the field.
It's time to face the fact that the U.S. mission in Afghanistan has changed significantly since 2001 when Congress passed the authorization for the use of military force there. We simply cannot continue on the current path.
There was a child we will call Meena. She lived in Pakistan. She was a child of energy and initiative. She was six years old when she attempted her first terrorist attack.
The Middle East tends to be the first answer that comes to mind when we think of where the U.S. sends its young men and women who enlist. However by the end of 2014, only one middle eastern country made the cut for top five countries with active U.S. military personnel.