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White House, Obama’s strategy on ending Afghanistan war

US President Barack Obama, in his weekly address to the White House, laid out his strategy on how America will be ending its war with Afghanistan and rebuilding the nation.

Op-Ed: Taliban are open to negotiating end of Afghan war with U.S.

Kabul - Interviews with some key Taliban members close to Mullah Omar show the Taliban are apparently open to a deal with the U.S. on ending the Afghan war.

Seven more U.S. troops die in Afghanistan

Kandahar - Another seven American soldiers lost their lives in Afghanistan Thursday, along with their Afghan interpreter and three Afghan soldiers.

Gifts of land in the U.S. given to servicemen and women

Servicemen and women who serve their country during wartime should have recognition and rewards, but how about a gift of a piece of land in one of the 50 states, as one organization is doing, for less than $20.

Poll: Canadians say the war in Afghanistan is unwinnable

A recent telephone survey suggests that 66 per cent of Canadians believe the military build-up in Afghanistan will not defeat the Taliban, while only 34 per cent think the war in Afghanistan can be won.

Obama: No precipitous drawdown of US forces in Afghanistan

United States President Barack Obama said on Thursday in Oslo, Norway, accepting his Nobel Peace Prize, that there will be no "precipitous drawdown of American forces" in Afghanistan.

Afghan President needs financial, military help until 2024

Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai said on Tuesday that his country will not be able to pay for their own army until 2024, which pegs the question: How much is the world willing to spend?

U.S. military expects more troop deaths, body bags next year

United States President Barack Obama's surge strategy in Afghanistan has now made military officials expectant of an increase in deaths by next year.

Obama Afghan deadline begins to be pushed back

United States President Barack Obama announced that US troops in Afghanistan would begin to withdraw in July 2011 but now that may be pushed back, at least according to some senior US officials.

Kucinich: The war is a threat to our national security

Former 2004 and 2008 Democratic Presidential candidate, Ohio Representative Dennis Kucinich, gave a speech highlighting his concerns over the increase in American presence in Afghanistan and Pakistan and the possible domestic blowback that is occurring.

Allies respond to Obama, Italy may add 1,000 to Afghanistan

After United States President Barack Obama announced his decision to send 30,000 troops to Afghanistan, he also called for NATO allies to bolster their presence. Italy is now contemplating on sending 1,000 extra troops to the region.

Mullen: Only a few US troops will leave Afghanistan in 2011

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Michael Mullen recent stated in an interview that the July 2011 withdrawal is only a start date and that only a "few" US soldiers will be going home.

Joe Lieberman: Lawmakers should examine a war tax for Afghanistan

Over the last month, the proposal of a war tax to help pay for the war in Afghanistan has gained momentum and support by some prominent leaders in Washington.

Op-Ed: Obama's Presidency Threatened by the Left Like Lyndon Johnson

Lyndon Johnson became a one-term President because he couldn't win the hearts and minds of his own party. He ushered in civil rights, helped the poor and carried on his predecessors agenda and like Obama faces now, the left wing did him in.

Nancy Pelosi may support war tax for Afghanistan

Speaker of the House and California Democratic Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi is keeping the door open for the possibility of a war tax to help for the war in Afghanistan.

US Legislators want new tax to pay for war in Afghanistan

The war in Afghanistan is in its eighth year and has costed hundreds of billions of dollars but now Democratic lawmakers want a new surtax to pay for the war.

One US soldier in Afghanistan costs $1 million per year

As United States President Barack Obama debates on whether or not to send an additional 40,000 troops to Afghanistan, the war in the region is costing $1 million per soldier per year.

US will pay Taliban members to switch sides

The United States is set to pay off Afghan members who are part of the Taliban organization to switch sides, which adds to $1.3 billion under a new $680 billion defense appropriations bill.

Hamid Karzai's brother on the CIA payroll

Ahmed Wali Karzai, the current Afghan President's brother and alleged key opium kingpin, is on the CIA's payroll and receives regular payments from the agency.

Alan Grayson: Dick Cheney is a vampire

Florida Congressman Alan Grayson, most known for his criticism of the Republicans' disapproval of health care reform, said former Vice-President Dick Cheney is a vampire.

John Kerry: Obama would be irresponsible to add troops

Former 2004 Democratic Presidential Candidate and Senator from Massachusetts John Kerry told CNN in an interview, that is set to air on Sunday, that it would be irresponsible for President Barack Obama to add more troops in Afghanistan.

Charlie Wilson would support Obama's plans in Afghanistan

Playboy Congressman Charlie Wilson, whos life inspired a book and a motion picture, said on Thursday that he supports the President's actions in Afghanistan, no matter what they are.

CNN Poll: Support for War in Afghanistan Declines

As Afghanistan is in its eighth year, public opinion is starting to become negative. Some analysts declare the war in Afghanistan as Pres. Obama's war, which is unfortunate for his approval rating.

Poll: Majority of Britons Say Afghanistan is Unwinnable

As international support for the war in Afghanistan declines, a recent poll has shown that the majority of Britons want their troops out of the region.
 

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On patrol in North East Bamyian with Kiwi Team One, performing both mounted and dismounted patrols The NZ PRT Bamyan is tasked with maintaining security in Bamyan Province. It does this by conducting frequent presence patrols throughout the province.
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Gonzalez was killed when the Humvee he was riding in rolled over.
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A Black Hawk helicopter on final approach during mission to evacuate wounded Afghan troops
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US troops in Afghanistan
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At least 10 Afghan civilians, including eight schoolchildren, have been killed in fighting involving Western troops in Narang district of Kunar Province in Afghanistan.
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