As part of a visit to Washington to reaffirm a commitment to fight insurgency in his country and heal an at times strained relationship, Afghan President Hamid Karzai met with Gen. Stanley McChrystal, commander of the U.S. and NATO forces…
By Larisa Epatko
After months of public discord, President Barack Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai reaffirmed their countries' strong ties and commitment to a secure and stable Afghanistan at a joint White House press conference Wednesday.
President Obama met with Afghan President Hamid Karzai in Washington, following months of tension over accusations of government corruption. Gwen Ifill talks to former Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad and Alexander Thier of the U.S. Institute of Peace about the state of…
In other news Tuesday, severe storms hit Oklahoma and Kansas overnight, killing at least five people and injuring nearly 60 and Afghan President Hamid Karzai met with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as part of his four-day trip to Washington.
By Larisa Epatko
The July 2011 deadline President Barack Obama set to start withdrawing U.S. forces from Afghanistan serves as the backdrop and lends some urgency to Afghan President Hamid Karzai's meetings in Washington, D.C., this week, analysts say.
In other news Monday, at least 99 people were killed in a series of violent attacks across Iraq, with hundreds more wounded. Also, Gordon Brown agreed to step aside as Britain's prime minister in a bid to keep his party…
In other news Monday, U.S. troops in Afghanistan opened fire on a passenger bus, sparking anti-American protests outside Kandahar and soldiers clashed with militants in Pakistan, in a region being targeted for Taliban activity.
In other news Wednesday, the White House said it may rescind an invitation to the Afghan president due to strained relations and questions over his commitment to fighting terrorism. Also, the Thai government declared a state of emergency after protesters…
In other news Monday, the Obama administration voiced continuing concerns over relations with Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai, and gunman in Iraq killed a Shiite family of six on the heels of a violent weekend in Baghdad.
Columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks sort through the top political stories of the week, including the political impact of sustained high unemployment and Obama's surprise visit to Afghanistan.
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