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Obama escalates Afghan war, promises a way out

U.S. President Barack Obama announced on Tuesday night that he is increasing the U.S. contingent in Afghanistan by 30,000 troops and asking NATO to increase its own troop presence by 5,000 to 10,000. He also stated that the U.S. would seek to speed up the transfer of responsibility for Afghan security to the Afghan government […]

42 Minutes with Obama – What would you say?

If you had 42 minutes with President Barack Obama, what would you say to him? On Sept 16, Prime Minister Harper will meet with President Obama at the White House for 42 minutes. According to media reports, the topics to be discussed include the economy, free trade, energy, and security. The Globe and Mail urged […]

U.S. officials want Canada to stay in Afghanistan: Report

U.S. officials want Canada to stay in Afghanistan Updated Sun. Jun. 28 2009 2:46 PM ET The Canadian Press OTTAWA — Obama Democrats have quietly sounded out power-brokers in Ottawa looking for advice on how to convince war-weary Canadians to keep military forces in Afghanistan after 2011. Conscious of the deep political and public opposition […]

Mixed Reactions to Proposed Taliban Negotiations

President Barack Obama’s efforts to reach out to the Taliban in Afghanistan has been met with mixed reviews. Some have expressed hope and optimism that both sides to the conflict are willing to engage in talks. Others remain skeptical, arguing that it demonstrates weakness of the U.S. military and its inability to defeat the Taliban. […]