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The Land of a Million Addicts
World  (tags: Afghanistan, Afghan War, opium poppy eradication, heroin addiction, Features, Shaun McCanna )

- 1861 days ago -
During the US occupation, Afghanistan's heroin production has soared, exacting a heavy toll on a traumatized population. With exclusive video and images, The Fix reports on the crisis.
Support In U.S. For Afghan War Drops Sharply, Poll Finds
World  (tags: Afghan War, military, US military, violence, war, world, politics, news, interesting, government, death, freedoms )

- 2247 days ago -
Support for the Afghan War has dropped precipitously, according to a New York Times/CBS News poll released Monday
U.S. Wants End to Afghan Combat Mission in 2013
World  (tags: world, usa, war, AFghan War, Afghanistan, military, politics, interesting, government, goodnews )

- 2301 days ago -
The United States and NATO want to end their combat mission in Afghanistan next year, transitioning primarily to a training role in which Afghan security forces will take the lead, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Wednesday
Is the Pentagon Poisoning Afghan Civilians?
World  (tags: war, politics, AFghan War, pollution, Pentagon, usa, society, news, 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', 'HUMANRIGHTS!' )

- 2468 days ago -
In Afghanistan, the U.S. military disposes of garbage in open burn pits. Are toxic clouds from these sites making everyone sick?
Withdrawal From Afghanistan: Three Options Weighed By the White House
World  (tags: war, politics, usa, Afghan War, troop withdrawal, ethics, government, interesting, news, world )

- 2526 days ago -
How many US troops are coming home from Afghanistan this year? On the eve of Obama's speech on his promised July start to the drawdown of American forces, here are three scenarios.
AFGHANISTAN: Debate Rages Over U.S. Withdrawal
World  (tags: world, usa, Afghan War, possible US withdrawal, diplomacy, politics, news, society, asia, freedoms, government, war )

- 2539 days ago -
With only three weeks left before U.S. military forces are scheduled to begin withdrawing from Afghanistan, the debate over the size and pace of that withdrawal has become increasingly intense
Why Haven't We Learned Anything After 10 Years of Fighting in Afghanistan?
World  (tags: world, war, politics, usa, violence, news, Afghanistan, Afghan War, military, conflict, interesting, society )

- 2558 days ago -
Almost 10 years after the Bush administration invaded Afghanistan, we find ourselves in a state that might otherwise be achieved only if you mated déjà vu with a Mobius strip.
Tell Obama: End the War in Afghanistan
World  (tags: war, Obama, Afghan War )

- 2561 days ago -
Tell President Obama: We need your leadership to end the war in Afghanistan. Urge the president to announce a plan to start bringing home significant numbers of troops no later than July.
Record Levels of Violence in Afghanistan Do Not Equal Progress
World  (tags: Afghanistan, beautiful land torn by war, increasing violence, increasing death, progress?, U.S. occupation, Afghan War, President Obama, record levels of violence )

- 2711 days ago -
While President Obama plans to tell the country today that we are on the right track in Afghanistan, the truth is that there is more violence and death here than at any point since the US invasion.
US,: Our Mounting Disaster in Afghanistan
World  (tags: Afghan War, world, politics, violence, government, 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', 'HUMANRIGHTS!', conflict, news, asia, society )

- 2712 days ago -
Richard Holbrooke's last words, spoken to his Pakistani surgeon before he was sedated for surgery a week ago, were "You've got to stop this war in Afghanistan."
10 Riveting Reads About the Iraq War
World  (tags: Iraq War, Afghan War, Saddam Hussein, Brutality, American History )

- 2798 days ago -
The titles on this list are jaw-dropping in their honest and frank depiction of the politics and battles involved in the Iraq War, and they offer a variety of eye-opening viewpoints that bring home the complexity and brutality of war.
Does Obama Have An Anti-Corruption Strategy for Afghanistan?
World  (tags: politics, world, obama, Afghan War, Karzai, conflict, war, asia )

- 2843 days ago -
Yup. Unfortunately it's collecting dust somewhere in Foggy Bottom.
IEDs Kill More Civilian Afghans in 2010
World  (tags: conflict, asia, Refugees&Relief, Afghan War, world, war, civilian deaths, politics, violence, death, government, news )

- 2846 days ago -
Bombs planted by insurgents have killed 75% more Afghan civilians this year than in 2009 as the Taliban increasingly targets villagers in a campaign of intimidation, according to military reports provided to USA TODAY.
Dutch Become the First From NATO to Quit Afghanistan
World  (tags: world, conflict, asia, Afghan War, GoodNews, war, politics )

- 2850 days ago -
The Netherlands became the first NATO country to end its combat mission in Afghanistan, drawing the curtain yesterday on a four-year operation that was deeply unpopular at home and even brought down a Dutch government.
Obama Wiggling on Pledge to Exit Afghanistan
World  (tags: world, Afghan War, usa, politics, obama, news, asia, conflict, war, government, iraq, interesting )

- 2877 days ago -
Raging Taliban insurgency may require more U.S. troops, not a 2011 gradual withdrawal as promised

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