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White House summons US general to explain himself

White House summons US general to explain himself WASHINGTON (AP) – The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan has been summoned to Washington to explain derogatory comments about President Barack Obama and his colleagues, administration officials said Tuesday. Gen. Stanley McChrystal, … Continue reading

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Afghan Taliban already outnumbered 12-1

Afghan Taliban already outnumbered 12-1 BRUSSELS – There are already more than 100,000 international troops in Afghanistan working with 200,000 Afghan security forces and police. It adds up to a 12-1 numerical advantage over Taliban rebels, but it hasn’t led … Continue reading

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8 US troops killed in fierce Afghan fighting

8 US troops killed in fierce Afghan fighting KABUL (AP) – Hundreds of insurgents armed with automatic rifles and rocket-propelled grenades stormed a pair of remote outposts near the Pakistan border, killing eight U.S. soldiers and capturing more than 20 … Continue reading

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Afghan war options: Beating al-Qaida key yardstick

Afghan war options: Beating al-Qaida key yardstick WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama is considering a range of ideas for changing course in Afghanistan, from pulling back to staying put to sending thousands more troops to fight the insurgency. A … Continue reading

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