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  1. friendly fire
    U.S. Soldier Who ‘Snapped’ and Killed Sixteen Afghan Civilians I.D.’edRobert Bales was described by neighbors as a patriotic, mild-mannered, family man.
  2. Suspect in Afghan Shootings Had Been Drinking“He just snapped,” a U.S. official said.
  3. international intrigue
    Live-in Divorce: Afghanistan EditionWe don’t want to be together, but we can’t live apart just yet. 
  4. nightmare scenarios
    American Soldier Kills Sixteen Afghan Civilians, Motive Still Unknown [Updated]Hamid Karzai: This “cannot be forgiven.”
  5. religion
    Americans Apologize for Burning Korans in AfghanistanProtesters were not pleased in the slightest.
  6. media
    CNN Analyst Dana Loesch Wants ‘A Million Cool Points’ for Peeing SoldiersThe conservative commentator had some extreme words on the incident during her radio show.
  7. international intrigue
    Taliban Handling Corpse Urination Video Surprisingly WellThey hardly seem surprised, really.
  8. international intrigue
    Video Allegedly Shows Marines Peeing on Taliban CorpsesUgh. 
  9. The Death of Pvt. Danny ChenNew details emerge as eight of Chen’s fellow soldiers — mostly NCOs — are charged.
  10. war on terror puppies!!
    Stray Afghani Dogs Reunited With U.S. Soldiers in New YorkMission accomplished!
  11. U.S. Officials Punished Over Lost Body PartsAn internal report said the mistakes were a “mission failure.”
  12. suicide bombing
    Taliban Suicide Bombing Kills Thirteen Americans in KabulThe attack marks the biggest loss of American life in Kabul in years.
  13. literature
    A Soldier in Afghanistan Burned a Box of Bill O’Reilly’s BookIt wasn’t political, but it still felt good.
  14. international intrigue
    Afghanistan Has Some Room for Improvement on Human RightsPrisoners have it rough there.
  15. pakistan
    Did Pakistan’s Intelligence Agency Help Afghan Insurgents Attack the U.S. Embassy Last Week?That’s what Mike Mullen says.
  16. afghanistan
    Suicide Bomber Kills Former Afghan President Near His HomeNot a good sign for negotiations with the Taliban.
  17. how tweet it is
    NATO and the Taliban Are Bickering Over Twitter NowNow this is the way to fight a war.
  18. 9 11
    A Lot of Young Afghans Have No Idea About 9/1192 percent of young men surveyed said they didn’t know about “this event which the foreigners call 9/11.”
  19. media
    Times Photographer Not Sweating the Leg LossThe brave and inspiring Joao Silva gave a great speech.
  20. terrible things
    Obama Honors Victims of Helicopter CrashThe president traveled to Dover to praise the 30 Americans killed.
  21. terrible things
    38 Killed in Helicopter Crash in AfghanistanCrash is the deadliest single incident for American forces since the war began.
  22. mcchrystal ball
    Rolling Stone Writer’s Afghanistan Book Deal CanceledMichael Hastings’s manuscript will have to find another home.
  23. afghanistan
    Kandahar Mayor Killed by a Suicide Bomb Hidden in a TurbanTurbulence continues in the province.
  24. welcome back soldier
    U.S. Drawdown Kicks Off in AfghanistanThe first 650 soldiers are already headed home.
  25. afghanistan
    Afghan President Karzai’s Brother Killed in KandaharAhmed Wali Karzai was the No. 1 man in southern Afghanistan.
  26. defeat terrorism? you betcha!
    Leon Panetta: ‘U.S. Within Reach of Defeating Al Qaeda’“Is it going to take some more work? You bet it is!”
  27. exit strategies
    Withdrawal From Afghanistan to Begin With 800 National Guard Troops This SummerAs many as 8,400 troops will have to withdraw in the last few months of 2011 in order to stick to the plan.
  28. mike mullen
    Admiral Mike Mullen Helpfully Illustrates the Idiom ‘Good Soldier’He’s publicly backing President Obama’s plan for Afghanistan, even though the plan goes against Mullen’s counsel.
  29. afghanistan
    Obama Announces Accelerated Troop Pullout From Afghanistan [Updated]The United States will bring 10,000 troops back from Afghanistan by the end of this year, and another 23,000 by the end of summer 2012.
  30. afghanistan
    Obama to Announce Afghanistan Troop Withdrawal Plans in Speech Tomorrow NightHe’s still weighing options.
  31. international intrigue
    America Questions What Its Many Sundry Wars Are Good ForAbsolutely nothing, some contend.
  32. early and often
    John Heilemann on The Chris Matthews Show: Gingrich’s Staff DiasporaAnd Rick Perry’s on the rise.
  33. osama bin killed
    Bin Laden Associate Arrested in AfghanistanOfficials suspect he was with bin Laden in 2001.
  34. the hunt for red november
    Is Jon Huntsman the GOP’s New Antiwar Candidate?He seems to want out of Afghanistan, like, right now.
  35. afghanistan
    Taliban Acknowledges Bin Laden’s Death, As It Continues Attacking KandaharAl Qaeda also acknowledged bin Laden’s death.
  36. afghanistan
    Senator Scott Brown Will Go to Afghanistan for Military TrainingNo “fact-finding mission” here.
  37. osama bin killed
    How the U.S. Killed Osama Bin LadenWas Pakistan’s ISI protecting him?
  38. osama bin killed
    As Americans Rejoice in Bin Laden Death, Allies Worry About What’s NextFrom Afghanistan to Britain, there are concerns.
  39. white house the new class
    Obama’s National-Security Picks Cross the Line Between Spy and SoldierTime was, you could distinguish the two.
  40. white house the new class
    Shake-up in National Security: Panetta Is Obama’s New Defense Secretary, Petraeus Will Direct CIABig changes surround the make-or-break year for the war in Afghanistan.
  41. quagmires
    Afghan Pilot Kills Six U.S. Soldiers After Argument [Updated: Nine Americans Dead]Was he with the Taliban?
  42. terrorble
    Taliban Dug a Tunnel to Help 500 Prisoners Escape From Afghanistan JailSecond major prison break here in three years.
  43. twitter fights
    Who Won the Bercovici Versus Rosen and Jarvis Twitter Feud?“Show me your links, Bercovici … Show me your fucking homework.”
  44. what you don’t know can’t make you hurt people
    Did President Hamid Karzai Provoke Terry Jones–Related Riots in Afghanistan?Think about the timing of these protests.
  45. religiots
    Nine Killed During Second Day of Koran-Burning Protests in AfghanistanThe violent reaction to Terry Jones burning a Koran has continued.
  46. religiots
    The Thing That People Feared Would Happen After Koran Burning Has Happened [Updated]Afghan protesters killed eight to fourteen foreigners at a U.N. compound today.
  47. words
    Comparing Word Clouds From ‘Why We’re at War’ SpeechesHow does the language in Obama’s speech compare to words used to explain why we were in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Kosovo?
  48. afghanistan
    ‘Kill Team’ Corporal Sentenced to 24 YearsJeremy Morlock was convicted of killing three Afghan civilians.
  49. afghanistan
    Trophy Photos of Army’s ‘Kill Team’ With Afghan Civilians Could Be Worse Than Abu GhraibU.S. and international forces in Afghanistan brace for attacks.
  50. early and often
    Why Don’t More Republican Presidential Candidates Want to Leave Afghanistan?Haley Barbour is the only one, so far. But why aren’t there more?
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