President Barack Obama retreated from plans to slash U.S. forces in Afghanistan by the end of 2015, a response both to growing threats from Islamic militants in the region and an improved relationship with the country’s leaders. [...]
President Obama will announce Tuesday that the U.S. will only keep 9,800 troops in Afghanistan beyond this year if the government in Kabul agrees to such a pact.
Is this another case of President Obama telling his base what they wanted to hear so he could get re-elected, or is it a case of a theory (the promise of no troops there beyond this year) getting crushed once it meets reality? [...]
WASHINGTON (AP) — The captors of an American soldier held for nearly five years in Afghanistan have signaled a willingness to release him but are unclear which U.S. government officials have the authority to make a deal, according to two individuals in the military working for his release. Critics of the release effort blame disorganization and poor communication among the numerous federal agencies involved. [...]
US President Barack Obama has sent a letter to Afghanistan's leader Hamid Karzai vowing to respect his nation's sovereignty, as Afghan elders debate a crucial post-2014 security pact. [...]
John McCain's official Senate Photo
John McCain recently did a concise, although far-reaching, interview with the good folks over at Newsmax.com. The
McCain interview can be seen here.
If you don't want to watch the whole video then here are the bullet points.
The Attacks on Sarah Palin were and still are merciless and they make no sense, especially coming from the women on the left. Under Alaska law, even though she was governor, she had to cover her own legal expenses. S [...]