US Policy in Afghanistan Unraveling After Massacre

By: Thursday March 15, 2012 8:15 am

While demonstrations and protests have been muted, the massacre of 16 Afghan civilians by a US soldier (or soldiers; still no clarity on that) has begun to unravel US policy in the war. The military transferred the soldier to Kuwait, a move that has sparked outrage among the population, who think that justice ought to [...]

US Mulls Quicker Handover in Afghanistan

By: Thursday November 3, 2011 10:15 am

The US is looking to wind down the war in Afghanistan quicker than previously stated, perhaps as soon as next May at a NATO meeting, according to multiple reports. The Obama administration is exploring a shift in the military’s mission in Afghanistan to an advisory role as soon as next year, senior officials said, a [...]

Iraq Makes Offer to US on Post-2011 Trainers

By: Wednesday October 12, 2011 8:55 am

According to McClatchy, Iraq’s government has made its request for 5,000 US trainers after 2011 to help with ongoing security needs: Iraq has requested that more than 5,000 U.S. military trainers stay on past the formal U.S. withdrawal date of Dec. 31, and it’s awaiting a “yes or no” from the United States, according to [...]

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