|Obama expects support for more Afghanistan troops|
Thursday, 11.26.2009, 12:04am
WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama will announce his plan to bolster the war in Afghanistan in a speech Tuesday night from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, his spokesman said, a surge that military officials say could top 30,000 troops.
|Obama promises to 'finish the job' in Afghanistan|
Tuesday, 11.24.2009, 10:47am
Signaling he's decided on new troop levels for the Afghanistan war, President Barack Obama said Tuesday he intends to "finish the job" on his watch and destroy terrorist networks in the region.The president said he would reveal his decision on how many additional soldiers to deploy to Afghanistan after Thanksgiving. The White House is aiming for an announcement by Obama either Tuesday or Wednesday in a national address. Congressional hearings will quickly follow
|Obama weighs three options on Afghanistan: analysts|
Tuesday, 11.24.2009, 10:22am
U.S. President Barack Obama is probably weighing three options for his new Afghanistan strategy, analysts at the New York Times said.
|Pakistan to US: Don't surge in Afghanistan, talk to Taliban|
Tuesday, 11.24.2009, 12:19am
Islamabad, Pakistan - The Pakistani government has some advice the Obama administration may not want to hear as it contemplates sending additional US troops to neighboring Afghanistan: Negotiate with Taliban leaders and restrain India.
|Exit dates compromise success in Afghanistan: McCain|
Tuesday, 11.24.2009, 12:16am
Setting exit dates from conflicts such as Afghanistan "defeats the entire purpose of sending people over there," according to United States Senator John McCain, who said Monday that establishing security is paramount for success in the country.
|Pakistan’s Un-Islamic Culture|
Monday, 11.23.2009, 04:31pm
In the Islamic world, Pakistan is the only country that uses Islam as a tool for internal and external strategies of the Punjabi military ruling class. From the day one of its formation by retreating British Raj, this country has had a double life. Within its core, the country is un-Islamic, secular and agnostic but outwardly it has often time gestured to wear a false conservative and orthodox Muslim cloak.