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Obama Announces Plans for Afghan Drawdown

Posted June 22nd, 2011 at 8:15 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama says the United States and its allies are meeting their goals in Afghanistan, and 33,000 American troops will be withdrawn in about one year. In an address to the nation Wednesday, President Obama said the first 10,000 American troops will be withdrawn by the end of this year. He said the […]

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Obama: Tide of War is Receding

Posted June 22nd, 2011 at 8:15 pm (UTC-5)
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President Barack Obama says the “tide of war is receding,” with fewer Americans serving in harm’s way. The president says 100,000 U.S. troops are already out of Iraq and that the “light of a secure peace” can be seen in Afghanistan, with both wars coming to a “responsible end.” Mr. Obama says the United States […]

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Obama: Al-Qaida, Taliban Under Pressure

Posted June 22nd, 2011 at 8:15 pm (UTC-5)
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President Obama says al-Qaida is under more pressure than at any time since the September 11 terrorist attacks. In his speech, Mr. Obama calls Osama bin Laden’s death a victory for all who have served since the attacks. He says information recovered from the al-Qaida leader’s compound show the terror group under “enormous strain” and […]

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Yemen President Wounded in Palace Shelling

Posted June 3rd, 2011 at 8:50 am (UTC-5)
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Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh has been wounded in shelling at the presidential compound in the capital, Sana’a. Western media accounts quote an opposition television report as saying Mr. Saleh was at a mosque in the presidential compound when rockets landed during Friday prayers. Yemeni officials say several high-ranking officials also were wounded. Western reports […]

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