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Andrew Breitbart speaks in Pasadena, 2009.

Opinion: The notion that the nastiness and dishonesty that is coming from the left is comparable to that coming from Breitbart, Limbaugh, Beck, and the entire cast of characters at Fox News and on conservative talk radio would be laughable were it not mindlessly repeated Read more»

U.S. Army Gen. David H. Petraeus (left), International Security Assistance Force commander, is pictured with Maj. Gen. Nick P. Carter, Regional Command-East commander, July 9.

Gen. David Petraeus is unlikely to succeed if Afghan policy stays the same and persists in ignoring the ramifications of a long list of injustices that continue to pile up in Afghanistan. Read more»

Opinion: To fire or not to fire? That was the question facing President Barack Obama. Would he better have suffered the slings and arrows of his outrageous general? Read more»

Gen. Petraeus assumes command of NATO's International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces-Afghanistan during a July 4 ceremony at the command's headquarters in Kabul.

"Give me lucky generals," Napoleon once said. Luck is always an element of war, and Gen. David Petraeus is going to need it as he once again takes up command in a war that is badly faltering. Read more»

General Stanley McChrystal is interviewed by BBC correspondent Lyse Doucet on June 6.

Soldiers knew more than anyone else what damage had been done when news broke that their commander, Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the commander of the U.S.-led international force's 140,000 troops in Afghanistan, had criticized his commander in chief in an inflammatory Rolling Stone article. Read more»

Gen. Stanley McChrystal

A day after Gen. Stanley McChrystal's resignation, the profound challenges the U.S. and its allies face remain and some are brought more sharply into relief by the surprising turn of events, particularly the deep divisions within the administration of President Obama. Read more»

Then U.S. Senator Barack Obama listens (left) as Gen. David Petraeus (right) discusses security improvements in Baghdad while giving him an aerial tour of the city, in this July 21, 2008 file photo.

President Obama’s decision to call upon General David Petraeus to take the helm as the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan looks like a political and strategic stroke of brilliance. It is history in the making. But it is also history that will ultimately be the judge of this dramatic and surprising decision Read more»

An Australian solider removes his helmet after returning from an offensive against the Taliban in the Shah Wali Kot region of Kandahar Province.

Thousands of American troops have arrived as part of a build up to secure Kandahar, Afghanistan’s second largest city. Fifty-three NATO troops have died so far this month — if the pace continues, it will be the deadliest month since the Afghan war began. Read more»

President Hamid Karzai chats with President Barack Obama during the start of the dinner at the Presidential Palace in Kabul, Afghanistan, March 28.

As Afghan President Karzai goes off to Washington for what promises to be a cordial meeting with his U.S. counterpart, he will be closely watched by his countrymen, who are expecting him to bring home major concessions. Read more»

Haji Zahir, the district governor of Marjah, Helmand province, speaks while Lt. Col. Brian Christmas, right, commanding officer of 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, and Afghan national army Lt. Col. Farowq listen during a luncheon at Forward Operating Base Sher Wali, March 9.

As the wave of US-led Operation Moshtarak sweeps through Marjah, Afghanistan, local tribal leaders are scrapping for the spoils sure to follow. Read more»

A Marine sprints down a line of heavy machine guns to deliver a map after a firefight with Taliban insurgents Feb. 9 at the 'Fire Points' intersection, a key junction of roads linking the northern area of the insurgent stronghold of Marjah with the rest of Helmand province.

Operation Moshtarak, or the Battle of Marjah, has been billed as the decisive operation of the Afghan war — think Stalingrad or the Battle of the Bulge. But after three days of listless fighting, the few dusty square meters in the middle of Helmand may not live up to the hype. Read more»