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President’s full remarks from Afghanistan on the one year anniversary of the killing of bin Laden

President Obama made a surprise trip to Afghanistan Tuesday, marking the one year anniversary of the killing of Osama bin Laden by U.S. Navy Seals. The speech will likely not soothe Republicans, who just want the whole bin Laden thing … Continue reading

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Death of the unknowns: 22 SEAL’s among 30 U.S. dead in Afghanistan

Perhaps the greatest tragedy in the deaths of 30 U.S. troops in Afghanistan is that for 22 of them, members of the elite, but anonymous, SEAL Team 6, we don’t even know their names.

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Obama’s Afghan drawdown: 33,000 troops by end of 2012, ‘long war’ over by 2014

President Obama addressed the nation Wednesday evening, announcing the plan to finally end the war in Afghanistan.

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Open thread: U.S. out of Afghanistan?

The only thing certain about Afghanistan is that most Americans want U.S. troops out of there. President Obama is expected to announce troop reductions when he speaks to the nation about the status of the war tonight, but would a … Continue reading

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World wrap: DSK at Rikers, Palestinians join ‘Arab spring?’ Gaddafi envoys to Moscow

Where in the world is IMF chief Dominique Strauss Kahn?

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10 things we now know about the operation that got bin Laden

As the White House grapples with whether to release grizzly photographic evidence of the al-Qaida leader’s demise, we’re learning more information about the Obama administration’s plan to get bin Laden, and how the mission went down.

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Got him. U.S. troops killed Osama bin Laden and have the body

President Obama late Sunday night made the announcement that Americans have waited nearly 10 years to hear: that Osama bin Laden has been killed by U.S. troops, and we have the body.

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Rolling Stone: Army used ‘Psy-Ops’ on U.S. Senators **UPDATED**

Another bombshell report from Rolling Stone, which has learned that an American military team tasked with conducting psychological operations or “Psy-Ops” in Afghanistan was ordered by superiors to illegally target US lawmakers. The goal: to get more troops and more … Continue reading

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Holbrooke’s final words: ‘you’ve got to stop this war in Afghanistan’

The Washington Post has an exhaustive obituary of the late diplomat, whose career spanned four Democratic presidents, including his eerie final plea to his Pakistani surgeon.

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With thanks (and sorrow) on Veterans Day

On this Veterans Day and every day, an humble thank you to all who have served. Get a history of Veterans Day here.

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