The debate over sending more US troops frames a larger clash over counterinsurgency strategy as the new template for war.
Insurgents killed eight US soldiers at a remote outpost Sunday. Part of Gen. Stanley McChrystal's new strategy for Afghanistan includes moving soldiers to population centers.
Waning American support for the war and allegations of fraud in the Afghan elections have turned a policy review into a fervent debate about the Afghanistan conflict within the Obama administration.
Chicago's Olympics elimination in the first round is a blow to Obama's prestige. But the president, criticized for jetting off to Copenhagen at a crucial time, has no regrets, says an adviser.
Given our high dropout and unemployment rates, we must reprioritize.
A buildup of Afghan security forces is not easy.
By next summer, more than half the US troops in Iraq will have come home. Meanwhile, General McChrystal wants up to 40,000 more in Afghanistan.
NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen aims to halt criticism that US allies are not doing their share during a speech in Washington this afternoon.