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

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

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

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 [...]

Eight U.S. troops killed in east Afghan battle – Reuters

Eight U.S. troops killed in east Afghan battle
Sun Oct 4, 2009 1:32am EDT 
KABUL (Reuters) – Eight U.S. troops were killed in battle after tribal militia attacked two combat outposts in a remote area in eastern Afghanistan, the military said on Sunday, the deadliest battle for U.S. troops in more than a year.
Two Afghan soldiers were [...]

War in Afghanistan – FOXNews.com – VIDEO

Should more US troops deploy to Afghanistan

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Détente and the Bunker – Weekly Standard

Détente and the Bunker
How to oppose a president’s disastrous foreign policy.
by Elliott Abrams
10/12/2009, Volume 015, Issue 04
The appearance in Washington last week of Iran’s foreign minister, while the blood is not yet dry from his government’s continuing suppression of student protests, is a reminder of the disastrous foreign policy path the Obama administration has [...]

Obama’s Afghanistan dilemma – CNN.com

How much will Barack Obama bet on Afghanistan?
updated 12:35 p.m. EDT, Fri October 2, 2009

By Jonathan Mann - CNN
President Obama presents the posthumous Medal of Honor to Paul and Janet Monti whose son Sergeant First Class Jared C. Monti was killed in Afghanistan.
The U.S. President is trying to decide in an intensive series of meetings [...]

A REMINDER 2/18/09 – Obama’s war: Deploying 17,000 raises stakes in Afghanistan – USATODAY.com

Soldiers with the U.S. Army’s 6-4 Cavalry prepare for patrol last month at a combat outpost in eastern Afghanistan. About 36,000 U.S. troops are in the troubled nation. 
By Bob Strong, Reuters

2/18/2009 10:04 AM 
Obama’s war: Deploying 17,000 raises stakes in Afghanistan
By Susan Page and Tom Vanden Brook, USA TODAY
WASHINGTON — Barack Obama, whose presidential [...]

U.N.’s Afghan vote fraud row shows split in West – Reuters

U.N.’s Afghan vote fraud row shows split in West
Thu Oct 1, 2009 4:42pm EDT  
By Peter Graff – Analysis
KABUL (Reuters) – A U.S. diplomat’s scathing charge that the United Nations effectively let Afghanistan’s election be stolen has exposed the international community’s disunity and may help explain Washington’s new doubts about the war.
The outcome of the [...]

Council split complicates Obama’s Afghan decision-AP

In this photo released by the White House, President Barack Obama holds a review on Afghanistan in the Situation Room of the White House, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2009, in Washington. (AP Photo/The White House, Pete Souza)

Oct 1, 10:19 AM EDT
Council split complicates Obama’s Afghan decision
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is confronting a [...]