Senators question Afghanistan's ability to fund force build-up
Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Under Secretary of Defense and Chief Financial Officer of the U.S. Department of Defense Robert F. Hale arrive to testify before a Senate Armed Services Committee.
February 18th, 2011
10:40 AM ET

Senators question Afghanistan's ability to fund force build-up

Some U.S. senators are questioning whether the ambitious plans to increase the size of Afghanistan's security forces are coming at a cost that Afghanistan can never afford to underwrite.

Secretary of Defense Robert Gates says the size of Afghanistan forces - what he called "our ticket out of Afghanistan" - is under discussion inside the Obama administration.
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November 4th, 2010
01:43 PM ET

Women face same risks as men in wars

Despite laws barring women on the front lines, the
top U.S. military officer said Thursday that many women have faced the same dangers as men on the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan.

"I know what the law says, and I know what it requires. But I'd be hard pressed to say that any woman who serves in Afghanistan today, or who served in
Iraq over the last few years, did so without facing the risks of their male counterparts," said Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in
a speech to the U.S. Institute of Peace.
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September 1st, 2010
10:15 AM ET

Afghanistan ambassador to U.S. ends service

Afghanistan's ambassador to the United States, Said T. Jawad, confirmed Tuesday that he has completed his service as ambassador but he adamantly denied that he has been forced out by what he called "a smear campaign." FULL POST

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