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 [...]

How Israel Was Disarmed by Bret Stephens – WSJ.com

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OPINION: GLOBAL VIEW OCTOBER 5, 2009, 11:33 P.M. ET
How Israel Was Disarmed
News analysis from the near-future.
By BRET STEPHENS
Jan. 20, 2010
NEW YORK—When American diplomats sat down for the first in a series of face-to-face talks with their Iranian counterparts last October in Geneva, few would have predicted that what began as a negotiation over Tehran’s nuclear [...]

Two Leaks and the Deepening Iran Crisis | STRATFOR

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Two Leaks and the Deepening Iran Crisis
October 5, 2009 | 2015 GMT
By George Friedman
The Iranian Nuclear Game
Two major leaks occurred this weekend over the Iran matter.
In the first, The New York Times published an article reporting that staff at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the U.N. nuclear oversight group, had produced an unreleased report [...]

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 [...]

“Wars of choice” and cheap partisan rhetoric by Michael Barone

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“Wars of choice” and cheap partisan rhetoric
By: MICHAEL BARONE
Senior Political Analyst
10/04/09 12:14 PM EDT
In my Sunday Examiner column, I looked at Barack Obama’s apparent change of heart on Afghanistan. I took aim at his characterization, made as recently as August 17, of Afghanistan as a “war of necessity,” as compared to Iraq, which he and [...]

FRONTLINE Coming Soon Obama’s War PBS – VIDEO

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“Obama’s War” a moving preview of our fighting men in Afghanistan.

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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 [...]