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2 HOURS AGO - Seattle Times

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AP-GfK poll: Public ready to close book on 2 wars

Three in four Americans think history will judge the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan as failures, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll that shows that about the same percentage think it was right to pull forces from the two countries.

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3 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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U.S. aid to Afghanistan exceeds Marshall Plan in costs

Afghanistan is mired in political crisis and will remain dependent on foreign donors, primarily the United States, for years to come, writes John Sopko, special inspector general for Afghanistan reconstruction, in his latest quarterly report to Congress. Almost two-thirds of America's investment in Afghanistan's reconstruction, $62 billion, has gone to building up its military and police forces, which are now ...

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7 HOURS AGO - Wall Street Journal

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U.S.’s Afghan Drawdown Upends Economy in Peshawar, Pakistan

In Peshawar, Pakistan, the economic boom enjoyed during the height of the U.S. war in Afghanistan has waned since the drawdown of American forces. Plus, the rise of the Pakistani Taliban is forcing businesses to go elsewhere.

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12 HOURS AGO - Russia Today

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German general becomes first non-American to serve as US Army Europe's chief of staff

A German Army brigadier general who served with NATO forces in Afghanistan has been named to be the chief of staff of US Army Europe, the first non-American officer to hold the position with the Army’s oldest overseas command.

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12 HOURS AGO - Huffington Post

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Controversial Guantanamo Detainee Frisk-Search Policy Upheld

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON, Aug 1 (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Friday upheld the Obama administration's new policy of search procedures at Guantanamo Bay that detainees had challenged saying invasive practices such as frisking of their anal and groin areas discourage them from consulting with their lawyers. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ...

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