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President Barack Obama (Photo credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Pres. Obama: Less Than 10K Troops Will Remain In Afghanistan By 2015

“This year, we will bring America’s longest war to a responsible end,” President Barack Obama said Tuesday as he announced that just under 10,000 American troops will remain in Afghanistan by the end of 2014.

05/27/2014

A recent U.S. intelligence report on the war in Afghanistan suggests that any gains that the United States and other allies have made will be lost by 2017.  (Photo credit should read SHAH MARAI/AFP/Getty Images)

AP Poll: 57 Percent Of US Says Going To War In Afghanistan Was ‘Wrong Thing To Do’

President Barack Obama’s approval ratings for handling foreign policy issues generally top his ratings for most domestic issues, including the economy and health care, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll.

12/18/2013

A top U.S. military officer has told American troops based in Japan that "the best way to avoid war is to prepare for it." (Photo by T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images)

US Military Chief Tells Troops In Japan: Avoid War By Preparing For It

A top U.S. military officer has told American troops based in Japan that “the best way to avoid war is to prepare for it.”

04/25/2013

File photo of an American soldier.  (Photo by Larry W. Smith/Getty Images)

Suicides Are Surging Among US Troops

Suicides are surging among America’s troops, averaging nearly one a day this year — the fastest pace in the nation’s decade of war.

06/07/2012

U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) speaks during a news briefing  (Photo Credit: Chris Kleponis / Getty Images)

GOP Senator Criticizes Gingrich On Afghanistan

One of the Republican Party’s leading lawmakers on national security is criticizing GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich’s contention that the U.S. mission in Afghanistan may not be feasible.

03/15/2012

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