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2011-07-05 07:00:00

NEW YORK, July 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Coinciding with President Obama's announcement of a major troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, Ethics & International Affairs has published a special symposium on the ethics of the War in Afghanistan. The symposium features a lead article by Richard W. Miller of Cornell University, author most recently of Globalizing Justice: The Ethics of Poverty and Power (Oxford, 2010) and responses by George R. Lucas (U.S. Naval Academy), Darrel...

2011-06-08 05:04:00

NEW YORK, June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A new BBC World News America/Harris Poll finds that a majority of Americans (52%) believe that the United States should move to get its troops out of Afghanistan now that Osama bin Laden is dead. However, 35% believe that U.S. troops should stay according to the existing plans. Reasons why most people favor withdrawing U.S. troops may be that a 51% to 14% majority of adults are not confident that U.S. policies in Afghanistan will be successful, and...

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2011-05-16 07:08:37

The Taliban is now fighting their war through microblogging site Twitter. The Islamist extremists sent out their first tweet on May 12 claiming "enemy attacked in Khak-e-Safid," with a link to their website for more details about rebel fighters killing "at least 6 puppet police." The group ruled Afghanistan between 1996 and 2001, and they banned almost all electronic products.  However, now the group sends out text messages and emails, releases videos of attacks on U.S.-led...


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