The US cannot simply emphasize the numbers. It has to focus on quality training for the Afghanistan National Army.
12/11/2009 12:47 pm
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.
12/02/2009 12:00 am
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.
11/10/2009 12:00 am
The US military steps up efforts to stop Iran from using the marshes of southern Iraq to smuggle weapons.
11/06/2009 12:00 am
Garry Shandling's humor on DVD, an Italian cook's life in paperback, Cuban music after Castro, and more.
10/19/2009 01:00 am
Al Qaeda preacher, Abu Yahya al-Libi, urges Uighurs to launch holy war against China. Is anyone listening?
10/08/2009 01:00 am
A journalist records what he sees of the ‘surge’ during eight months in Iraq with an American Army battalion.
09/24/2009 01:00 am
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.
08/28/2009 01:00 am
Details are still emerging, but Kurdish officials say the tourists had been warned that the border was poorly marked.
08/01/2009 01:00 am
Countries that opposed the American intervention now top the list of those probing economic opportunities in post-Hussein Iraq.
07/31/2009 01:00 am