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After 13 Years, the War in Afghanistan Is Officially Over

Mission (actually?) accomplished.

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Nobody Really Knows When the Afghanistan War Will End

If the U.S. has its way, we'd be in Afghanistan "indefinitely." If Afghan President Hamid Karzai has his way, our military would leave next year.
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Afghanistan is a Full-Blown Mess, But Here's Why America Should Not Pull Out

President Obama is now threatening to pull out all troops from Afghanistan to spite President Karzai, but doing so could unravel the security of the entire country.
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Hamid Karzai Might Actually Anger Obama Into Using "Zero Man" Option

As tension rises between President Obama and President Karzai of Afghanistan, the U.S. is strongly considering pulling all troops out of Afghanistan. Is Karzai taking him seriously?
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Hamid Karzai Says "U.S. in Collusion with Taliban" — Is He Right?

Hamid Karzai has spouted off theories about U.S. involvement in recent Taliban bombings throughout Afghanistan. What is the basis for these allegations?
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Chicago NATO Summit: War in Afghanistan Finally On G8 Agenda

The situation in Afghanistan will be an important topic during the NATO Summit in Chicago. It's time to evaluate the challenges and recognize the key factors that will bring lasting peace.

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Women's Rights in Afghanistan: The Top Reason to Stay in the Country

We're not leaving Afghanistan any time soon. But building a modern state could restore Afghan women's rights, and that's worth our tax dollars.
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What Is Happening to U.S. Military Discipline?

The latest images of U.S. troops defiling Taliban bodies is a clear indication of a breakdown in military leadership that falls on the shoulders of the noncommissioned officer class.
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War in Afghanistan: Top 3 Lessons

The big takeaways from the Afghan War? Only launch wars when national security is at stake, avoid fighting in unwinnable terrain, and avoid nation-building in undemocratic countries.
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Leave Afghanistan, But Not In Haste

Recent military atrocities in Afghanistan indicate that the U.S. must end the war soon, but a hasty withdrawal will have dire consequences on Afghanistan and the rest of the world.
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As Jailed Rape Victim Shows, the Plight Of Afghan Women Continues

Afghan president Hamid Karzai claims he opposes Taliban rule, however after a highly publicized rape victim is released after 2 years in jail, his regime shows no change.

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Afghanistan: Ripe for Negotiation or Past Expiration?

As the war in Afghanistan continues to drag on, a political solution rather than a military answer appears to be an ever-increasing likelihood. But, will negotiating with the Taliban work?
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Byron v. Lalla: Winning the Afghan War, But Losing the Region

Success in Afghanistan, including parallel military, political, and diplomatic solutions, is impossible given Americans' diminshing will for war. The U.S. should bring the war to a close.