The US cannot simply emphasize the numbers. It has to focus on quality training for the Afghanistan National Army.
In President Obama's Afghanistan speech, he announced Tuesday night that he will send 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan. But he's already decided to start bringing them back by mid-2011.
Iraq’s Christians have been targeted for kidnapping and forced to flee their homes. One advocate says that in a generation, Christians could be gone from the land they’ve lived in for 2,000 years.
The US military steps up efforts to stop Iran from using the marshes of southern Iraq to smuggle weapons.
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A journalist records what he sees of the ‘surge’ during eight months in Iraq with an American Army battalion.
The funeral procession of the influential religious and political figure is to make its way south on Saturday to the holy city of Karbala, and then to Najaf, where Hakim will be buried.
Details are still emerging, but Kurdish officials say the tourists had been warned that the border was poorly marked.
Countries that opposed the American intervention now top the list of those probing economic opportunities in post-Hussein Iraq.