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The Swampby Mark Silva As President Barack Obama nears a decision about the deployment of new U.S. military forces in Afghanistan, the American public appears sharply divided: Just 42 percent support an increase in U.S. troops -- 35 percent at the......
The Swampby Julian E. Barnes and Christi Parsons and updated Key players in President Barack Obama's war team are getting ready to testify before Congress about Afghanistan, a sign that a decision about a new war strategy -- and announcement about......
The Swampby Christi Parsons and updated Hours after issuing orders to launch his new strategy in Afghanistan, President Obama this morning began calling world leaders to tell them of his decision and ask for their assistance. But Obama does not plan......
The Swampby Christi Parsons and Julian E. Barnes, updated 4 pm EST WEST POINT, N.Y. -- President Obama has ordered the deployment of 30,000 additional U.S. troops to Afghanistan, officials said today, yet the president also will announce tonight that the......
The Swampby Mark Silva This is "a date which will live in infamy,'' as President Franklin Roosevelt told the Congress the day after Japan unleashed a devastating surprise attack on American naval and air forces at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on Dec.......
The Swampby Julian Barnes In a new magazine profile, the top commander in Afghanistan, Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal, and his advisers appear to ridicule Vice President Joe Biden and are portrayed as dismissive of civilian oversight of the war. The article,......
The Swampby Julian Barnes and Peter Nicholas President Obama summoned his top commander in Afghanistan, Army Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal, to the White House to explain a series of comments in a magazine article in which the general and his advisors......
The Swampby David Cloud The July 2011 deadline for beginning U.S troops withdrawals from Afghanistan "is the beginning of a process, not the date when the U.S. heads for the exits," Gen. David H. Petraeus said in remarks to be delivered......
The Swampby Mark Silva President Barack Obama, who made a surprise landing in Afghanistan today, delivered a message to the Afghan leader about the unfinished business of building a stronger government and battling corruption, and a message of thanks to the......
In this digital age, speech has been globalized just as surely as commerce. That's one of the lessons to be taken from the troubling sequence of events in which a tiny Florida church's distasteful publicity stunt of burning a Koran triggered five days of...
Top of the Ticket$4.7 million: What's inside and behind Obama's unannounced brief trip to the Afghanistan war zone....
Top of the TicketPresident Obama held his ninth meeting Monday night in the situation room with his War Council, a two-hour session to review the options in Afghanistan. This time, the assembled foreign-policy and military experts even included the U.S. ambassador to...
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