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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.
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 Pentagon has declined to take disciplinary action against Allen or the two other officers the inspector general recommends
"We set up ourselves for the problem that we're facing today: What do you do with all these folks?" she said. "The Afghan
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.
Ghani’s ambitious plans did raise a few eyebrows -- lawmakers specifically questioned whether Afghanistan could truly manage
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.
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.