August 2nd, 2010
07:49 AM ET

Graham on 'unholy alliance'

A prominent Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee is praising President Barack Obama's approach to fighting terrorism in Pakistan. However, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, is also worried that conservatives and liberals could join forces to undermine Obama's efforts in Afghanistan.

Obama has set July 2011 as the target date to begin to draw down the additional troops he's surged into Afghanistan. But, in an interview broadcast Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union," Graham predicted that conditions may not allow the troops to begin to come home by that date. FULL POST

March 30th, 2010
07:30 AM ET

WH aide: July 2011 will be 'transition point'

Washington  — The Obama administration's announced date to begin to reverse its surge of 30,000 troops into Afghanistan is a "transition point" in the U.S. military presence in the country, a White House national security aide said Monday. FULL POST