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North denies sinking South Korean warship, threatens ‘all-out war’

North Korean leaders lashed out at the international community Thursday after a report found that the regime had attacked a South Korean warship in March.


American troops dying younger in Afghanistan

Troops in Afghanistan are dying younger. Military experts cite the increase in homemade bombs and influx of young Marines to the country’s most dangerous region.


  Seeking asylum from Mexico’s drug wars

Of the more than 13,000 asylum claims only 232 have been granted.


  Who is Hamid Karzai?

Satirist Steve Brodner contemplates the identity of the embattled Afghan leader.


  The last outpost

A U.S. military team stationed at a tiny, embattled outpost near the Afghan-Pakistan border works to train members of the Afghan National Army.


Is school out on ethnic studies in Arizona?

Less than a month after signing into law an immigration bill that has divided citizens and politicians alike, Ariz. Governor Jan Brewer approved a measure that restricts ethnic studies in the state’s public school curriculums.


Getting out of Afghanistan: An interview with Brett McGurk

Brett McGurk negotiated the U.S. military withdrawal from Iraq. In this interview, he talks about a similar agreement for Afghanistan.

Is a nuclear-free Mideast possible?

The nuclear non-proliferation conference this month is taking place amid a much more hopeful atmosphere. But challenges, including Israel’s nuclear program, remain.


Could Karzai reconcile with the Taliban?

One of the thornier issues expected to come up during Hamid Karzai’s visit to Washington is the Afghan president’s plans for reconciliation with the Taliban.