Obama to send 34,000 troops to Afghanistan – washingtonpost.com

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President Obama will outline Tuesday his intention to send an additional 34,000 U.S. troops to Afghanistan, according to U.S. officials and diplomatic sources briefed Monday as Obama began informing allies of his plan. via Obama to send 34,000 troops to Afghanistan – washingtonpost.com.

A Story From War – Sangin, Afghanistan – by Michael Yon

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A Story From War Sangin, Afghanistan (Photo Michael Yon) 08 October 2009 “In April this year it became 2 Rifles’ dubious fortune to be sent to Sangin on a six-month tour.

Obama, General McChrystal and the Afghan War – WSJ.com

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REVIEW & OUTLOOK OCTOBER 7, 2009 Obama and the General The White House finds a four-star scapegoat for its Afghan jitters. Democrats have found someone worth fighting in Afghanistan

Obama mum on adding more troops in Afghanistan – AP

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Oct 7, 12:05 AM EDT
Obama mum on adding more troops in Afghanistan
By BEN FELLER – AP
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Tuesday ruled out shrinking the Afghanistan war to a counterterrorism campaign. Yet he did not signal whether he is prepared to send any more troops to the war zone – either the 40,000 [...]

Behind Afghan War Debate, a Battle of Two Books Rages – WSJ.com

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OCTOBER 7, 2009
Behind Afghan War Debate, a Battle of Two Books Rages
By PETER SPIEGEL and JONATHAN WEISMAN
WASHINGTON — The struggle to set the future course of the Afghan war is becoming a battle of two books — both suddenly popular among White House and Pentagon brain trusts.
The two draw decidedly different lessons from the Vietnam [...]

Lose Afghanistan, Lose Pakistan, Lose Iran, Lose It All – American Thinker

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October 06, 2009
Lose Afghanistan, Lose Pakistan, Lose Iran, Lose It All
By James Lewis
The gangster regimes of the world are on the march, and they’ve got our number. They know how to squeeze more civilized nations. Our weakness is cowardice, and that goes double or triple in the face of nuclear weapons. That’s why all the [...]

White House angry at General Stanley McChrystal speech on Afghanistan – Telegraph

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White House angry at General Stanley McChrystal speech on Afghanistan
The relationship between President Barack Obama and the commander of Nato forces in Afghanistan has been put under severe strain by Gen Stanley McChrystal’s comments on strategy for the war.
By Alex Spillius in Washington
Published: 7:00AM BST 05 Oct 2009
According to sources close to the administration, Gen [...]

Taliban under attack in area where U.S. soldiers killed – Reuters

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Taliban under attack in area where U.S. soldiers killed
Mon Oct 5, 2009 9:48am EDT  
Eight U.S. soldiers killed in east Afghan battle
By Amin Jalali
ASADABAD, Afghanistan (Reuters) – Foreign and Afghan forces launched an assault on Monday against a group of Taliban in an area of eastern Afghanistan where the militants killed eight American soldiers at [...]

Two Firefights: One Video, Sangin, Afghanistan – by Michael Yon

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Two Firefights: One Video
by Michael YOn
July 2009, Sangin, Afghanistan.
05 October 2009
In July, British soldiers and I boarded a CH-47 helicopter at Camp Bastion for the flight to FOB Jackson at Sangin where fighting is brutal.  The helicopter was so stuffed with men, gear and supplies that the cargo was not even strapped down.  We steadied [...]

YON: The Greatest Afghan War by Michael Yon – Washington Times

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The Greatest Afghan War

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
By Michael Yon
 October 1, 2009 
The Greatest Afghanistan War has deteriorated so noticeably that one can now feel the enemy’s growing pulse. Each month it beats steadier, stronger, and in 2010 it will finally be born.
On Sept. 11 in Kandahar, a South African civilian working without security was visibly upset – not at [...]