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Obama, Other Leaders Receive Afghan Resources Request

Obama, Other Leaders Receive Afghan Resources Request

WASHINGTON: As President Barack Obama and senior defense and national security leaders reconvened meetings today on the way forward in Afghanistan, they did so with the addition of Army Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal’s list of requested resources, the Pentagon press […]


Eight years on, NATO still seeks strategy to counter Taliban

Eight years on, NATO still seeks strategy to counter Taliban

Kabul: Eight years after the fall of the Taliban, NATO is struggling to define a strategy to counter a spreading insurgency in Afghanistan, as a mounting coalition death toll saps public support. President Barack Obama, voted in to the White […]


Afghan Decision Expected in Matter of Weeks

Afghan Decision Expected in Matter of Weeks

WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama is getting the ground-level perspective on Afghanistan, and soon will address the strategy and resources needed in the country, Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell said here today. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates expects a decision on […]


US military leaders back current Afghan strategy

US military leaders back current Afghan strategy

Washington: Top US military leaders support sticking with the current strategy in Afghanistan instead of a smaller-scale mission focused on hunting down Al-Qaeda figures, the Pentagon said on Wednesday. The commander of the NATO-led mission in Afghanistan, General Stanley McChrystal, […]


Afghan war report puts Obama in tough spot

Afghan war report puts Obama in tough spot

WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama is on perilous political ground between his military and an anxious American public, after his top commander in Afghanistan warned the war could be lost without more troops. US and NATO commander General Stanley McChrystal’s […]


Critical Failures In Planning, Resourcing the Afghan and Iraq Wars

Critical Failures In Planning, Resourcing the Afghan and Iraq Wars

The United States is now losing the war in Afghanistan, and is failing to consolidate its victory in Iraq. Reversing this situation requires changes in strategy, but it also requires significant additional resources. It may be tempting for the Obama […]


US drones to target Taliban in Afghan war: report

US drones to target Taliban in Afghan war: report

Washington: The US military plans to use more drone aircraft to target Taliban militants in Afghanistan while focusing less on hunting down Al-Qaeda figures, the Los Angeles Times reported on Thursday. Although defeating the Al-Qaeda terror network remains an overriding […]


Afghan war costs to overtake Iraq in 2010: Pentagon

Afghan war costs to overtake Iraq in 2010: Pentagon

Washington: The cost of fighting the war in Afghanistan will overtake that of the Iraq conflict for the first time in 2010, Pentagon budget documents showed Thursday. On top of the basic defense budget of 533.7 billion dollars, the White […]


Stakes high as Obama shifts from Iraq to Afghan war

Stakes high as Obama shifts from Iraq to Afghan war

Washington: President Barack Obama has moved quickly to shift the US military’s focus to the Afghan war instead of Iraq, but the success of his new strategy could hinge on events beyond his control in volatile Pakistan. In his first […]


 
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