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War in Afghanistan (2001-present)

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  • US weighs Syrian intervention, despite the consequences

    PARIS -- The present debate in the United States over making policy for a Middle East that has been profoundly changed by the events of the past three years unhappily echoes past policies that failed. They were intended to promote democracy and usually...
  • Talks on post-2014 presence in Afghanistan built on shaky premise

    PARIS -- The United States has since the 1990s become increasingly the victim of an "exceptionalist" ideology that claims world leadership for the nation and an obdurate militarism, corrupting to American historical institutions and values. Terminating...
  • Obama's place in history already assured

    PARIS -- The overall failure of American foreign policy during the first Obama presidency was foreseeable. Mr. Obama had been a law professor and an urban organizer. He took his foreign policy views from reading the newspapers, and he appointed as his...
  • Hagel runs the Senate gauntlet

    WASHINGTON--Former Republican Sen. Chuck Hagel, nominated to be President Obama's secretary of defense, arrived at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee knowing what to expect. His critics, conservative fellow Republicans...
  • U.S. determined to mend fences with Iran, critics notwithstanding

    PARIS -- It's not only most Israelis, led by their Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, and the policy-community hawks in Washington and acolytes of AIPAC in the Congress who hate the interim nuclear agreement signed by Iran in November with the United...
  • Obama's fate and legacy

    WASHINGTON -- When American presidents leave office, they hope they will have left behind a legacy of good works earning history's good judgment. Some, like Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and FDR, achieve that distinction, but most others fall short in...
  • Obama's remembered qualities loom of disappointment and dissidence

    PARIS -- Action begets reaction in foreign policy as in physics, and action unconsidered for its possible consequences has been responsible for many results for which statesmen (or their unqualified counterparts) are eventually sorry, as are multitudes...
  • In remote Afghan areas, cease-fires catching on

    In remote Afghan areas, cease-fires catching on
    KABUL, Afghanistan — Formal peace talks between Taliban insurgents and the central government may be at a dead end, but provisional peace negotiations are underway in the rugged and often unforgiving Afghan countryside. In some remote districts,...
  • Obama willing to extend deadline on U.S.-Afghanistan security deal

    WASHINGTON — President Obama is prepared to extend a Dec. 31 deadline in a concession to Afghan President Hamid Karzai aimed at getting him to approve a security agreement that would permit U.S. forces to stay in Afghanistan past 2014, aides say....
  • Poll: Two thirds of Americans say Afghan war not worth fighting

    Poll: Two thirds of Americans say Afghan war not worth fighting
    Two thirds of Americans questioned in a recent poll said the 12-year war fought in Afghanistan to cleanse the country of terrorists hasn't been worth the price paid in lives and dollars. Nevertheless, a majority still favors keeping some U.S. forces...
  • Americans show more signs of war fatigue

    WASHINGTON -- As public support for sweeping security surveillance of Americans' phone traffic to frustrate terrorism at home appears to be coming unglued, so has their patience with the longest war in U.S history, in far-off and incomprehensible...
  • Mark Wahlberg's 'Lone Survivor' Faced Skepticism on Financing Side

    With Universal opening "Lone Survivor"on Christmas in two U.S. theaters, several financiers behind the Afghanistan war tale find themselves amazed that they were able to raise the funds last year at Cannes. "We knew that getting presales from the...