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June 29th, 2010

Petraeus: expect more violence in Afghanistan

As General Petraeus sat before the Senate Committee on Capitol Hill it appeared this confirmation hearing would be little more than a nod through.With the loss of the trusted and popular General Stanley McChrystal as leader of US and Nato forces in Afghanistan, the US government is in desperate need ... continue reading

June 29th, 2010

U.S. warned to prepare for longer war in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON — Gen. David Petraeus on Tuesday cautioned Americans to prepare for several more years of war in Afghanistan and cast the Obama administration's July 2011 timeline to begin withdrawing troops as a highly flexible deadline.Appearing before the U.S. Senate's armed services committee, Petraeus told lawmakers the pace of the ... continue reading

June 28th, 2010

Feinstein: Afghanistan exit date flexible

In a sign of Congress’ increasing willingness to disregard President Obama’s July 2011 deadline to start withdrawing troops, Sen. Dianne Feinstein said Sunday that the draw-down timeline should depend on requests by the military.Feinstein appeared as a guest on “Fox News Sunday.” When asked if Obama should change his plans ... continue reading

Joan Wile

Founder, Grandmothers Against the War

June 28th, 2010

We Need a Change of Policy, Not a Change of Generals

I have no expertise about politics, military matters, diplomacy, and all the other things that go into making informed decisions about war and peace.  But, it really doesn't take a nuclear physicist to see that we are committing a huge blunder by continuing to fight in Afghanistan.I am quite disappointed ... continue reading

June 27th, 2010

Endless war, a recipe for four-star arrogance

Long wars are antithetical to democracy. Protracted conflict introduces toxins that inexorably corrode the values of popular government. Not least among those values is a code of military conduct that honors the principle of civilian control while keeping the officer corps free from the taint of politics. Events of the ... continue reading

June 25th, 2010

June deadliest month for troops in Afghan war

KABUL – The deaths of another four NATO troops in an accident in Afghanistan made June the deadliest single month for US-led foreign forces in nearly nine years of conflict, according to an AFP tally Thursday.The grim landmark followed the sacking of NATO's commander in Afghanistan, General Stanley McChrystal, which ... continue reading

June 23rd, 2010

Poll: Spill drags the president's rating down

Two months of oil continuing to gush from a well off the Gulf Coast, as well as an unemployment rate still near 10 percent, have taken a toll on President Barack Obama and his standing with the American public, according to the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.For the first ... continue reading

June 23rd, 2010

In Afghanistan, a New General -- But An Old Strategy

In announcing that he was replacing General Stanley McChrystal with General David Petraeus as the top commander in Afghanistan, President Obama made clear that while there would be a different man at the top, the war strategy would remain exactly the same."This is a change in personnel but it is ... continue reading

June 23rd, 2010

Obama relieves McChrystal of Afghan command

WASHINGTON — US President Barack Obama swiftly relieved General Stanley McChrystal of his command Wednesday, warning that his stunning criticism of the administration would erode trust in the Afghan war effort.Obama replaced McChrystal with talismanic General David Petraeus, who rescued a losing strategy in Iraq, and warned he would not ... continue reading

June 23rd, 2010

Afghan leaders warn against firing Gen. McChrystal

KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghan officials said Wednesday that firing Gen. Stanley McChrystal would disrupt progress in the war and could jeopardize a pivotal security operation under way in Taliban strongholds in the south. At the end of a one-hour video conference Tuesday night with President Barack Obama, Afghan President Hamid ... continue reading

June 23rd, 2010

2 US service members killed in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan — Two American service members died following bomb attacks in southern Afghanistan, the military said Wednesday.June is on track to becoming one of the deadliest months for U.S. and international forces in the nearly nine-year Afghan war. Including the latest deaths, 69 international forces have been killed so ... continue reading

June 23rd, 2010

McChrystal likely to resign over magazine comments, source says

Washington (CNN) -- America's top military commander in Afghanistan is unlikely to survive the fallout from remarks he made about colleagues in a magazine profile to be published Friday, according to a Pentagon source who has ongoing contacts with the general.Gen. Stanley McChrystal will likely resign Wednesday, the source said. ... continue reading

June 23rd, 2010

"That's so gay" and Gen. McChrystal

There is another problematic issue – unrelated to the war in Afghanistan or the chain of command – in the Rolling Stone article about Gen. Stanley McChrystal.The writer is privy to a conversation between McChrystal and his aides as the general prepares to attend a dinner in Paris, a dinner ... continue reading

June 23rd, 2010

US general in Afghan war at risk of losing his job

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama rebuked his Afghanistan war commander for "poor judgment" Tuesday and considered whether to fire him in the most extraordinary airing of military-civilian tensions since Harry Truman stripped Gen. Douglas MacArthur of his command a half-century ago.Gen. Stanley McChrystal is prepared to submit his resignation at ... continue reading

June 22nd, 2010

Top Democrat Obey wants McChrystal canned

The head of the House Appropriations Committee wants Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the commander of allied forces in Afghanistan, fired for criticizing the administration. McChrystal and his aides were quoted in a Rolling Stone article making critical remarks about President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and other top administration officials who ... continue reading

June 22nd, 2010

Obama: I'll Decide on Firing McChrystal After Meeting

President Obama said late Tuesday afternoon that he will decide on whether or not to fire the top commander in Afghanistan, Gen. Stanley McChrystal, following a meeting between the two men in Washington tomorrow.Mr. Obama summoned McChrystal to Washington to address derogatory comments made by the general and his staff ... continue reading

June 22nd, 2010

Obama says war general showed 'poor judgment'

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says he wants to hear directly from Gen. Stanley McChrystal before deciding whether to fire the Afghanistan war commander over a disparaging magazine story that has enraged the White House and threatened to undermine the administration.Obama said McChrystal and his aides showed "poor judgment."In his ... continue reading

June 22nd, 2010

British diplomat quits Afghanistan post

Britain's special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, who has criticized elements of the U.S. war strategy, has resigned and the new government of Prime Minister David Cameron is reviewing whether to fill the job, British officials said Monday.Sherard Cowper-Coles, the British counterpart of Obama administration special representative Richard C. Holbrooke, ... continue reading

June 22nd, 2010

Civilian press aide resigns amid flap over McChrystal's 'Rolling Stone' profile

KABUL -- Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal's civilian press aide resigned Tuesday over an upcoming magazine story that portrayed the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan and some of his aides as derisive toward Obama administration officials. Duncan Boothby, who has been on McChrystal's staff for roughly a year, was the first ... continue reading

Robert Greenwald

Filmmaker, Brave New Films

June 22nd, 2010

McChrystal Must Resign

For insubordination, for disrespecting the Office of the President of the United States and for allowing derision of the White House among his staff, General Stanley McChrystal must resign. McChrystal has been summoned from Afghanistan to explain derisive comments and insubordination detailed in a new Rolling Stone article by Michael ... continue reading

June 22nd, 2010

The Runaway General

'How'd I get screwed into going to this dinner?" demands Gen. Stanley McChrystal. It's a Thursday night in mid-April, and the commander of all U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan is sitting in a four-star suite at the Hôtel Westminster in Paris. He's in France to sell his new war ... continue reading

June 22nd, 2010

White House: McChrystal firing 'on the table' in meeting with Obama

Firing Gen. Stanley McChrystal is "on the table" for an angry President Barack Obama when he meets Wednesday to discuss criticism of the president McChrystal made in a new magazine article.The White House tersely refused to endorse McChrystal's ability to continue to serve in his role as commander of troops ... continue reading

June 22nd, 2010

White House summons McChrystal

The top U.S. general in Afghanistan was summoned to the White House to explain remarks critical of the Obama administration, U.S. officials said on Tuesday, as speculation grew that he could be ousted.The unusual move came a day after General Stanley McChrystal, the commander of U.S. and NATO forces in ... continue reading

June 22nd, 2010

Furious President Obama summons Gen. Stanley McChrystal to D.C.

Defense Secretary Robert Gates publicly rebuked Gen. Stanley McChrystal Tuesday, saying in a statement that the top commander in Afghanistan had "made a significant mistake and exercised poor judgment" in the biting remarks he and his aides made in a Rolling Stone article about President Barack Obama and others in ... continue reading

June 22nd, 2010

Top general in Afghan war apologizes for profile

WASHINGTON — The top U.S. war commander in Afghanistan apologized Tuesday for an interview in which he said he felt betrayed by the man the White House chose to be his diplomatic partner, Ambassador Karl Eikenberry.An article out this week in Rolling Stone magazine depicts Gen. Stanley McChrystal as a ... continue reading

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Apr 4th
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Apr 3rd
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Apr 2nd
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Apr 1st
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Mar 31st
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Mar 24th
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Mar 23rd
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Mar 21st
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Mar 21st
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Mar 19th
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Mar 14th
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Mar 14th
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