More Afghanistan Articles

  • Thousands of Afghans protest alleged vote fraud

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Thousands of supporters of an Afghan presidential candidate who has alleged massive fraud in a runoff vote marched Friday in the capital, suggesting the resignation of a top electoral official did little resolve the political impasse roiling the country. Abdullah...

  • Death toll rises in southern Afghanistan battle

    KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) — The death toll from a week of fighting between Afghan forces and hundreds of Taliban militants in a southern province rose above 100, officials said Thursday, while the U.N. called on all parties to protect civilians who are increasingly caught in the crossfire....

  • Poll: 55% say America's global Image worse under Obama-Clinton

    Despite promises by President Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to bolster America’s Image around the world, a majority of Americans believe that the country’s prestige and standing are lower than when the duo came into office six years ago. A new poll from St. Leo...

  • VIDEO --- House lawmakers: What's next after Bowe Bergdahl swap?

    Lawmakers are digging into the Bowe Bergdahl prisoner swap and its potential effects on national security.

  • We need a policy to fight Islamic extremism that works

    “It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us -- that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion -- that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain.” (The...

  • Army begins Bowe Bergdahl investigation

    The U.S. Army has begun to investigate the circumstances surrounding the disappearance and capture of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl from his post in Afghanistan in 2009, the Pentagon said in a statement Monday.

  • Obama follows polls in foreign policy but public turns against him

    Polls show that most Americans wanted the United States to withdraw from Iraq. Barack Obama did indeed withdraw U.S. forces from Iraq, not troubling to negotiate a readily negotiable status of forces agreement that would have left a contingent of American soldiers there. Polls show that most...

  • Bowe Bergdahl deal provides shape of things to come in Afghanistan

    The Obama administration's swap of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban leaders was like an inkblot test on national security.

  • Examiner Editorial: Obama tenure marked by foreign policy debacles

    It is five years later and the results of policies Obama first proclaimed during his initial year as commander-in-chief are now on full display around the world. The U.S. is leading from behind if it is leading at all, with catastrophic consequences for the forces of human liberty in every corner...

  • Guess where $3 million worth of boats meant for Afghanistan are 'anchored'

    Watching money float away is something the U.S. military is familiar with — but here's a case where the money seems to be "anchored" in place, gathering dust on shore. Eight boats worth $3 million meant for use in Afghanistan have gone nowhere: They're currently sitting in a U.S. Navy...

  • Poll: Americans by nearly 2-1 disapprove of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl

    President Obama has failed to convince Americans that his swap of five dangerous Taliban leaders for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was the right thing to do, with the number of those disagreeing with his abrupt decision growing, according to a new poll. Rasmussen Reports said that 54 percent disagree...

  • After mistakenly outing a top spy, White House adopts new review process

    The White House has adopted a formal three-step process for releasing names of people President Obama plans to meet with on international trips after the CIA station chief in Afghanistan was accidentally outed during the president's visit to Kabul in late May.

  • Yeah, that war in Afghanistan is totally over

    Defending President Obama's foreign policy is driving the Left crazy as the failures keep piling up. The latest victim is CNN contributor and Daily Beast columnist Sally Kohn, who tweeted this on Wednesday morning: Do Republicans understand that when wars end, prisoners go...

  • Democrats call on Obama to disclose more details of Bowe Bergdahl deal

    A Democrat on the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee is calling on the Obama administration to disclose all the details of the deal the administration made to swap Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban leaders, including how the five will be monitored in Qatar. Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md., said he has...



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