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War in Afghanistan (2001-present)

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  • Critics attack soldier swap

    Critics attack soldier swap
    The release of America's only prisoner of war in Afghanistan in a trade for five senior Taliban commanders from U.S. custody took only minutes Saturday. But it followed 31/2 years of secret on-and-off negotiations that produced far less than the White...
  • Taliban documentary shows value of Al Jazeera America

    Taliban documentary shows value of Al Jazeera America
    Six months in, there is more to say about Al Jazeera America than that its ratings stink. But that's about the only thing I see written about the Qatar-owned cable channel these days. The ratings are minuscule — about one-half the audience that Al...
  • A more realistic president? [Commentary]

    A more realistic president? [Commentary]
    As President Obama embarks on his sixth year in the Oval Office, he does so with a greater reality of the political equation he faces, as clearly demonstrated the other night in his State of the Union address. The freshman chief executive five years ago...
  • The Iraq War: Was it worth it? [Commentary]

    In early 2003, I marched through downtown Washington, D.C., with my fellow University of Maryland students to protest the Bush Administration's push toward war with the Iraqi regime of Saddam Hussein. The American people were being told that invading...
  • Enough of Karzai, the Afghanistan War

    Enough of Karzai, the Afghanistan War
    The Baltimore Sun's editorial "Pulling the plug on Karzai" (July 10) is certainly a gratifying statement addressing the role of American and NATO forces in Afghanistan! How much longer can this country, and specifically President Barack Obama, continue to...
  • Can Hagel reshape the Pentagon?

    Can Hagel reshape the Pentagon?
    Chuck Hagel, the former Republican senator from Nebraska who survived a stormy confirmation hearing to become the new secretary of defense, had a coming-out party of sorts last week before the National Defense University, the government's graduate...
  • U.S. should speed Afghan pullout

    U.S. should speed Afghan pullout
    From media accounts, the war in Afghanistan has hit a disturbing snag which was precipitated by President Hamid Karzai's recent remarks following the U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's visit, when he accused the Taliban terrorists and America of being...
  • Obama's State of the Union address as prepared for delivery [Text]

    Obama's State of the Union address as prepared for delivery [Text]
    Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, fellow citizens:  Fifty-one years ago, John F. Kennedy declared to this Chamber that “the Constitution makes us not rivals for power but partners for progress…It is my task,” he...
  • Obama's full remarks

    Below are President Barack Obama's full remarks as prepared for delivery at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., on Thursday night. Michelle, I love you. The other night, I think the entire country saw just how lucky I am. Malia and...
  • There's a connection between school shootings and America's culture of violence

    There is a connection between the disheartening events of Baltimore County students bringing weapons to school and the violence we see overseas ("School safety promised," Sept. 12). We are the richest, most powerful nation in the world. We are also the...
  • Afghan killings point to the limits of an all-volunteer army

    Afghan killings point to the limits of an all-volunteer army
    The American soldier accused of massacring 17 people in a solo rampage on a remote southern Afghanistan village faces multiple charges of murder and attempted murder. Whisked out of the country by the Army, he is now being held at Fort Leavenworth, Kan....
  • War everywhere but on the campaign trail

    War everywhere but on the campaign trail
    Here's an important fact you haven't heard much about in the presidential campaign: The armed forces of the United States are at war in at least four countries, and that number could increase any day. About 87,000 Americans are still fighting in...