War in Afghanistan
The effort to train and arm Syrian rebels proved a tough sell with many Iraq and Afghanistan veterans now serving in the House. Wariness among veterans crossed party lines as Republicans Democrats alike said they feared weapons and training would one day be used against Americans instead of against militants seeking an Islamic state.
A majority of Americans (51 percent) blame the recent surge of violence in Iraq on former President George W. Bush, with only 27 percent placing blame with President Barack Obama.
As of Tuesday, June 17, 2014, at least 2,185 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count.
A massive amount of taxpayer-paid products have gone to waste in the Afghanistan war, as a clearer picture of what was never used and what was left behind is formed as U.S. troops withdraw.
The former director of the National Security and Central Intelligence agencies, Gen. Michael Hayden, says that President Barack Obama’s withdrawal plan in Afghanistan will lead to the same “dangerous” situation from the fall-out in Iraq.
Oskar Zepeda has had pretty much one mission in his life: kill or capture.
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.
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.
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel stated there is a “real possibility” that there will be a total troop pullout from Afghanistan if President Hamid Karzai does not sign a security pact.