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Debate heats up over U.S. troop levels in Afghanistan

Debate is intensifying about the numbers of U.S. troops to remain in Afghanistan after the projected withdrawal of most by the end of 2014.

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Middle East: the next four years

Over the next four years the U.S. will face a number of foreign policy issues, most of them regional, some of them global.

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War in the East

As Veterans Day in the United States approaches we will likely see a temporary increase in television programming focusing on the wars in which Americans have fought.

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Extremism, regional politics play growing role in Syria war

The war in Syria has taken a turn for the worse with two recent developments: Turkey's military involvement, and the growing role of extremist groups.

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Syria and the dogs of war

Once loosed, the dogs of war range where they will.

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Civilian deaths mount as U.S. drones strike Pakistan

A small sampling of media headlines points to a problem raised repeatedly by international, peace and human rights organizations.

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Berlin: A conference of anti-fascists and the story of a ring

A small but moving episode marked the regular annual meeting of the German organization Fighters and Friends of the Spanish Republic 1936-1939.

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On the 202nd anniversary of Mexican independence

On Sept.16, Mexico celebrated its two hundred and second independence day. Is independence slipping through the Mexican people's fingers?

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West Nile virus worsening with climate change

Outbreaks of the sometimes-fatal West Nile virus across the United States have intensified, making this one of the worst years for the mosquito-borne disease.

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New report says Taliban would renounce al Qaeda

A new report by a leading British defense and security think-tank finds that Taliban leaders and members "deeply regret" their past association with Al-Qa'ida, and top-ranking Taliban officials say a cease-fire could be negotiated in Afghanistan as part of a broader agreement.

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