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Still Fighting

It says a lot about this presidency that there is so much else going on that the public has almost forgotten that our troops are still fighting two wars. And yet, there is big trouble on both fronts. In Iraq,...

By Dan Froomkin  |  June 25, 2009; 3:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (62)
Categories:  Afghanistan , Iraq  
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What's Obama's Afghan Plan?

U.S. soldiers (including one still in boxer shorts) come under fire from the Taliban yesterday in northeastern Afghanistan. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder) President Obama still doesn't have an exit strategy for Afghanistan. The benchmarks he promised over six weeks ago are...

By Dan Froomkin  |  May 12, 2009; 1:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (29)
Categories:  Afghanistan  
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Any Remorse, Mr. President?

The International Committee of the Red Cross confirmed yesterday that "dozens of people, including women and children," were killed in U.S. air strikes on villages in Western Afghanistan Monday night. You might think something like this would weigh heavily on...

By Dan Froomkin  |  May 7, 2009; 11:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (26)
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What the 'Military Solution' Looks Like

An injured child from the Bala Baluk district of Afghanistan yesterday. (AP/Abdul Malek) There's a tremendous sense of urgency surrounding President Obama's meetings today with the leaders of Afghanistan and Pakistan. And a sense of urgency often leads people to...

By Dan Froomkin  |  May 6, 2009; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
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A Mixed Verdict on Obama's Afghan Plans

NATO leaders were hugely supportive of President Obama's new plans and goals for Afghanistan over the weekend. But that doesn't mean they actually want their troops involved. I have to wonder if that's not the same way most Americans would...

By Dan Froomkin  |  April 6, 2009; 1:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Obama to Europe: No More Excuses

Obama at town hall in Strasbourg, France, today. (Charles Dharapak/AP) Implicitly recognizing that many Europeans were disgusted with America's conduct during the Bush era, President Obama said today that now that the U.S. no longer tortures detainees, Europe has no...

By Dan Froomkin  |  April 3, 2009; 1:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
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Older Entries in This Category »

Scrutinizing Obama's Afghan Plan, Dan Froomkin , April 2, 2009
But Where's the Exit Strategy?, Dan Froomkin , March 27, 2009
Afghanistan Watch, Dan Froomkin , February 19, 2009
Putting Out Fire -- With Gasoline?, Dan Froomkin , February 18, 2009
Afghanistan Watch, Dan Froomkin , January 26, 2009
 
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