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Kabul Airport (Photo:  Shah Marai/AFP/Getty Images)

Afghan Authorities: Battle Near Kabul Airport Over

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) _ Afghan authorities say a battle with insurgents near Kabul’s international airport has ended and all the attackers have been killed. A Ministry of Interior spokesman says two civilians were wounded in […]

06/10/2013

U.S. Army mortar men from the 2-27th Infantry Regiment fire mortars at a Taliban position (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Opinion: Obama’s Afghan Surge Failed

With the situation getting worse on the ground Obama has ended the surge just in time for the election in November. Taliban and related attacks against NATO powers were approximately 2,700 in August of 2009 when Obama made his contrary-to-campaign promised-move to step up the nation’s military assistance in Afghanistan. Three years later, in August of 2012, there were more attacks – nearly 3,000.

09/29/2012