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President Obama is weighing whether to reduce the number of troops from 9,800 to 5,500 by the end of the year.
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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.
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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.
The World Post
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.
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"I take strong exception to allegations that I interfered in the process and demonstrated a lack of integrity or compliance
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"A strong, secure and self-sustaining Afghanistan is important for stability in the region, the well-being of 30 million
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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.
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Where Karzai lacked appreciation, Ghani made up for it tenfold Wednesday, extending olive branch after olive branch to U.S
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It is important to know that even though it is easy to paint all grieving families of deceased military members with the same brush, we are very different and have very different experiences.
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Apparently it wasn't Napoleon who said an army travels on its stomach. But surely the necessity of providing appropriate gear, food, water and other basics to troops was clear after his troops, freezing and dropping from starvation, staggered in retreat after the disastrous 1812 invasion of Russia. Of the 680,000 men Bonaparte took with him, fewer than 100,000 returned. Perhaps nothing that dramatic is about to happen in Afghanistan. But the warning signs of impending trouble are clear: the $57 billion U.S. investment in Afghanistan's security forces is at risk because the Afghans cannot supply, or resupply their troops, can't prevent their weapons and vehicles from breaking down and can't fix them when they do.
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* Hagel confirms 10,800 troops to stay in Afghanistan for several months * Republican critics warn drawdown could reverse
The World Post
The last U.S. Marine unit in Afghanistan and the last British combat forces were airlifted out of their former regional headquarters
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Where ever you work: be it in an office, a factory, in sales, or even a library, we all were the new person at some point in our career. Weathering out a tough situation is never a comfortable proposition, but it is part of the human condition.
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President Obama is my President, he is the leader of my party, and I voted for him twice. But on the issue of Afghanistan, President Obama is wrong. Dead wrong.
The World Post
He added, "Some people will talk about how Afghanistan has improved but they’re really just talking about the cities. In
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I support our troops to the core -- as human brothers and sisters of mine (and as a member of a military family). Would you want to send your family members to war? Do you even know what that means? Have you really thought about it?
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In late February, Obama announced that the United States might seek to sign the deal with Karzai's successor and possibly
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Boehner and seven other House Republicans met with U.S. troops, the U.S. ambassador and the commander of NATO-led forces