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

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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

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Should more US troops deploy to Afghanistan

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Détente and the Bunker – Weekly Standard

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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

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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

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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

A REMINDER  
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

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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

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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
By PHILIP ELLIOTT
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is confronting a [...]

BREAKING NEWS-Strategic Meeting-FOXNews.com-VIDEO

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Obama talks Afghanistan with advisers on war in Afghanistan

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BREAKING NEWS: Obama makes no decisions on Afghan war

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Sep 30, 7:08 PM EDT
AP source: Obama makes no decisions on Afghan war
By STEVEN R. HURST and LARA JAKES-AP
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has heard from his top national security officials about their next step forward with Afghanistan but has not made any decisions.
A senior administration official says Obama spent three hours in the [...]