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US Ahead Of Schedule On Afghanistan Pullout

US troop levels in Afghanistan continue to drop, with officials saying that they remain well ahead of schedule, but the Pentagon and the White House are offering conflicting figures on how many troops remain in the country. The Pentagon…

Support for full withdrawal from Afghanistan grows: Poll

Nearly three-quarters of veterans surveyed and almost 70 percent of troops’ family members support a full withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan, according to a new poll from a conservative activist group released Wednesday. The…

More Dying for Nothing in Iraq

Two more U.S. soldiers have been killed in Iraq. Yes, that Iraq — the Iraq that never attacked the United States or even threatened to do so — the Iraq that the U.S. government invaded and has occupied for umpteen years under the rubric of…

Staying the course: The war in Afghanistan must end

Bombings at presidential inauguration ceremonies in Afghanistan are only the latest evidence that America’s 18-year-long military mission there hasn't built a stable government. The wise course, difficult though it may be, is to acknowledge…