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Some day, we expect to see restaurants in Baltimore representing each of the 193 United Nations members. Till then, but here's a sampling of more dining destinations to explore. Afghan: The Helmand is so authentic, it's owned by Afghan President Hamid...
Let's see: Our Wisconsin Supreme Court is choking each other. Our New Jersey lawmakers are threatening to punch each other in the head. But when it comes to crazy fights in government, we're still way behind Afghanistan. At least the fight in their...
Tags: Parliament, Afghanistan, Elections
I used to think of Vice President Joseph Biden as a nice guy. Good old Joe. Down-to-earth, nice sense of humor, great family man. But last year I read the Bob Woodward book on "Obama's Wars." His account of Mr. Biden's meeting with Afghanistan president...
It isn't often that the U.S. Conference of Mayors expresses its collective opinion on an issue of foreign policy. The last time the group did so was in 1971, when it called on the president and Congress to end the war in Vietnam. So it was significant...
With the first anniversary of the U.S. "surge" in Afghanistan coming up in August, President Barack Obama will soon have to decide whether to maintain the current force levels or begin withdrawing some of the 30,000 additional troops he ordered there last...
Tags: Barack Obama, Government, Taliban, Leon Panetta, Armed Conflicts
The Obama administration may finally be on the right track in its strategy for combating terrorism, as its new strategic doctrine has sworn off counter-insurgency in favor of a more targeted approach — one that we see already in effect as unmanned...
It's been one week since the U.S. House of Representatives nearly voted to end the war in Afghanistan. In that time, the U.S. has apologized for a NATO air strike that killed 14 women and children, and Afghan president Hamid Karzai has issued a "last...
On March 25th, I returned with three other members of Congress from a six-day trip to Iraq and Afghanistan. I came away, as all do, tremendously impressed by the commitment of American soldiers and civilians to executing their mission. We were in...
Tags: Barack Obama, Rebellions, West Point, Maryland, Government
Sun National StaffWASHINGTON - The deadly truck bombing at the United Nations compound in Baghdad two days ago underscores the continued U.S. inability to pacify Iraq and appears to push President Bush's goal of a transformed Middle East further into the future. Far...
Associated PressKANDAHAR, Afghanistan - Afghanistan's interim leader promised yesterday that fugitive Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Omar will be tracked down, even as reports said the cleric may have eluded capture and fled to another province. Meanwhile, two members...
Associated PressKABUL, Afghanistan -- Pushing to snatch the elusive leader of Afghanistan's deposed Taliban, American forces have launched a mission to capture Mullah Mohammed Omar, probably in the rugged mountains northwest of Kandahar, the interim prime minister said....
Tags: Tampa, Government, Taliban, Osama bin Laden, Armed Conflicts
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