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  1. fog of war
    Obama May Leave U.S. Troops in Afghanistan Through the End of His PresidencyAmerica’s longest war looks like it will extend its run.
  2. fog of war
    33 Still Unaccounted for in Wake of Kunduz Hospital Bombing“One of our doctors died on an improvised operating table — an office desk — while his colleagues tried to save his life.”
  3. U.S. Military Official Says Hospital Airstrike Was a MistakeGeneral John Campbell also told Congress on Tuesday that the plan to withdraw all troops from Afghanistan by 2016 may be changed.
  4. terrible things
    U.S. Air Strike Hits Hospital in AfghanistanA Doctors Without Borders medical facility in Kunduz was bombed early Saturday morning, killing at least 19 and injuring dozens.
  5. war
    American Deserter: Why AWOL U.S. Soldiers Are Most at Risk in CanadaIt used to be the safest place for a war deserter to go. Now it’s just about the worst destination.
  6. war
    The Riskiest Place for AWOL U.S. Soldiers Is CanadaIt used to be the safest place for a war deserter to go. Now it’s just about the worst destination.
  7. international affairs
    The American War in Afghanistan Officially Ended Today We still have 10,800 troops over there, though.
  8. gitmo
    4 More Guantánamo Bay Prisoners Released They were sent back to Afghanistan.
  9. international intrigue
    Governor Cuomo Is Spending the Weekend in AfghanistanAlong with some other governors. 
  10. 3 Missing Afghan Soldiers Found Trying to Cross Into CanadaIs it because of the socialized medicine?
  11. war on journalism
    N.Y. Times Reporter Ordered to Leave AfghanistanHe’s in no hurry.
  12. prisoner of war
    Bowe Bergdahl Moved to Outpatient TreatmentA week and a half after returning to the United States. 
  13. the war in afghanistan
    Friendly Fire Airstrike Kills 5 U.S. Soldiers in AfghanistanA bomber accidentally hit them after they called for air support.
  14. bergdazi
    Bowe Bergdahl’s Parents Receive Death Threats As Son Begins Recovery Bob and Jani Bergdahl still haven’t spoken to Bowe.
  15. bergdazi
    Bowe Bergdahl Was Known to WanderThe Army’s classified report reveals new details about the former POW. 
  16. controversies
    Taliban Video Shows First Footage of Bowe Bergdahl’s ReleaseAmid reports that he looked “alarming” in a recent video.
  17. bergdazi
    Republican Strategists Are Helping Bowe Bergdahl’s Critics Get Their Stories OutDiscussion about the American POW is becoming increasingly partisan.
  18. the military
    Fellow Soldiers Criticize Bergdahl They say his actions led to the deaths of his fellow troops.
  19. international intrigue
    Not Everyone Is Happy With the Release of American POW Bowe BergdahlSome members of the GOP worry that the Obama administration negotiated with terrorists.
  20. international intrigue
    Taliban Releases Captured American Soldier After Five YearsIn exchange for five Afghan prisoners.
  21. spy games
    White House Publicizes CIA Chief’s NameOops.
  22. surprises
    President Obama Sneaked Over to AfghanistanIn a leather jacket.
  23. awful things
    Three Americans Killed by Hospital Guard in AfghanistanAt least one of the victims was a doctor.
  24. very sad things
    AP Photographer Killed in Cold Blood by Policeman in AfghanistanA reporter was also injured in the attack.
  25. puppies!!!!!!
    Taliban’s Latest U.S. Hostage Is a Military Dog, Taliban SaysPoor thing.
  26. international news
    Explosion, Gunfight Near U.S. Consulate in AfghanistanAt least one killed.
  27. war crimes
    Soldier Apologizes for Afghan Massacre, Calls It ‘an Act of Cowardice’But still has no explanation.
  28. international affairs
    Obama Loses Patience With Karzai, May Pull All Troops From AfghanistanRather than leaving a “residual force.”
  29. your tax dollars at work
    Military Marks Afghan Withdrawal by Destroying $7 Billion of Its Own EquipmentThey can’t leave it by the curb with a Post-it note.
  30. war crimes
    Staff Sgt. Bales Describes Afghan Massacre, Offers No Explanation“There’s not a good reason in this world for why I did the horrible things I did.”
  31. very sad things
    Young American Diplomat Killed in Afghan AttackAnne Smedinghoff was 25 years old.
  32. scary things
    Taliban Greets Chuck Hagel With BombNine people were killed outside the Afghan defense ministry.
  33. military trials
    Afghan Corpse-Urinating Marine Pleads Guilty, Will Have Rank ReducedIt’s a much lighter sentence than the judge wanted.
  34. war in afghanistan
    Army Seeks Death Penalty for Sgt. Robert BalesHe’s accused of killing sixteen Afghan civilians.
  35. scandal
    Rich: Petraeus Scandal Won’t Draw Focus to WarAfghanistan will be ignored after Real Housewives of Tampa blows over.
  36. international affairs
    Anti-U.S. Protests Spark Up Again in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Beyond [Updated]After a brief calm, violence is again raging across the Middle East.
  37. prince harry
    Taliban Targets Prince Harry in Attack on Afghan BaseTwo U.S. Marines were killed.
  38. the war in afghanistan
    U.S. Declares Afghanistan a ‘Major Non-NATO Ally’The last country to get that designation was Pakistan, in 2004.
  39. international intrigue
    Obama Fails to Settle Pakistan Dispute at NATO SummitSupply lines remain closed.
  40. afghanistan
    U.S. Strategic Release Program Trades Insurgents for Information, Vow of Peace The U.S. has released an unspecified but reportedly low number of detainees in this fashion.
  41. the national circus
    Frank Rich on the National Circus: A Noun, a Verb, and Osama bin LadenObama couldn’t sink to Bush’s low of politicizing 9/11 if he tried.
  42. afghanistan
    Explosion Shakes Kabul After Obama Visit [Updated]President Obama left prior to the blast that killed at least six.
  43. international intrigue
    President Obama Will See Your Firehouse and Raise You … Afghanistan!He made a surprise visit to Afghanistan today.
  44. local heroes
    Long Island’s 92-Year-Old Movie Bootlegger Is Untouchable Because he’s basically a saint.
  45. afghanistan
    U.S., Afghanistan Reach Pact on Post-Withdrawal RelationsThe pact covers the decade following the 2014 troop withdrawal.
  46. the war in afghanistan
    U.S. Troops Posed for Pictures With Dead Suicide Bombers in AfghanistanThe Los Angeles ’Times’ has released the photos despite requests from the government not to publish them.
  47. taliban spring offensive
    Taliban Kick Off Their Spring Offensive With Explosions and a Prison Breakout In Kabul, attacked embassies; in Pakistan, nearly 400 inmates freed.
  48. robert bales
    Sergeant Robert Bales’s Wife: ‘This Is Not Him’In her first public statements, Karilyn Bales defended her husband.
  49. stuck in the mittle
    Why Is Mitt Romney Allowed to Have Herman Cain’s Afghanistan Policy?Which is, basically, “I don’t know.”
  50. friendly fire
    Staff Sergeant Robert Bales’s Family Life Revealed on Wife’s BlogJoys of fatherhood, hopes for a transfer.
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