War in Afghanistan

Afghanistan: Disrupt, Destroy and Dismantle

December 6, 2009
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Last Tuesday night the American people listened intently as President Obama laid out plans for the War in Afghanistan.  Most of us were less than enthusiastic about the announcement of 30,000 troops to be added to a failed war. The cold hard truth is that we are more or less writing off the last eight years […]

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The War in Afghanistan: Is There an End in Sight?

November 29, 2009
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Americans are war weary.  That goes without saying.  To realize that there are children in the first grade in our nation who have lived their lives to date under the veil of war is astounding.  Of course, that bit of realization pales when we think of children of the same age in Iraq and Afghanistan […]

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The War in Iraq, The War in Afghanistan, the Candidates and the General

April 7, 2008

“We are no longer staring into the abyss of defeat.”  That is what McCain said today about the War in Iraq.  To withdraw would be reckless, according to McCain. Obama responded by written message saying that going into Iraq was reckless. Violence has spiked in Iraq in the past two weeks.  After a lull last […]

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When Will the Troops Become More Important than the War?

April 5, 2008

How much intense stress can a person take?  General Petraeus, the senior commander in Iraq, will probably tell Congress this week that troop draw downs will be “paused” in July, but it is questionable as to what he will say about the mental state of our troops. According to NYT Among the 513,000 active-duty soldiers […]

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