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This is, after all, an administration that waited for months last year before acting on General McChrystal’s urgent request for 40,000 more troops, which he warned would be necessary to prevent the failure of the mission in Afghanistan. He got 30,000

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“We didn’t say we’d be switching off the lights,” Obama insisted, adding that “we said we’d begin a transition phase that would allow the Afghan government to take more and more responsibility.”

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CBS News

CBS News has learned in an exclusive report that the State Department has awarded a part of what was formerly known as Blackwater Worldwide a contract worth more than $120 million for providing security services in Afghanistan.

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Jack Kenny

Is the US indirectly funding the Taliban who are killing our troops in Afghanistan? The New York Times reported an ongoing investigation into whether private security companies are paying bribes to the Taliban to permit safe passage of military convo

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Noah Shachtman, Wired

The Army is looking to spend as much as $100 million to expand its Special Operations headquarters in northern Afghanistan. From Kandahar Airfield to the Bagram jail, the U.S. military is on a building spree, spending hundreds of millions of dollars