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Fighting insurgency while leading the world in Afghanistan

Pres. Obama will try to sell a skeptical public on his bigger, costlier war plan Tuesday by coupling the large new troop infusion with an emphasis on stepped-up training for Afghan forces that he says will allow the U.S. to leave.

Tags: security , Intel Briefing , JJ Green ,

Tuesday - 12/01/2009, 12:55pm EST
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Analysis: Are more boots on the ground the answer in Afghanistan?

President Barack Obama has a full plate of important issues this week. The big one is seen as his announcement at West Point tomorrow of a new policy on Afghanistan, expected to include more troops.

Tags: Defense , Andrew Krepinevich , Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments

Monday - 11/30/2009, 10:08am EST
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France: No More Troops

France will not send any more troops to Afghanistan and wants instead to see an enlarged Afghan army, President Nicolas Sarkozy said in a newspaper interview released on Thursday. The United States is considering sending up to 40,000 additional troops to Afghanistan and has urged its NATO allies to do something similar. Britain announced this week that it was ready to send 500 more troops but Sarkozy told Le Figaro daily that he was sticking to a long-standing pledge not to send more forces. He said it is necessary to stay in Afghanistan? And to stay to win. "But France will not send one more soldier."

Tags: Pentagon , technology , France , Nicolas Sarkozy , NATO

Friday - 10/16/2009, 04:39pm EDT

U.S. "not technically capable" of detecting WMD

Terrorists are teaming up with narco-traffickers.

Tags: security , embassy ,

Thursday - 09/17/2009, 09:28am EDT
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