Afghanistan http://wfpl.org en Senator Mitch McConnell Joins Congressional Delegation to Afghanistan and Israel http://wfpl.org/post/senator-mitch-mcconnell-joins-congressional-delegation-afghanistan-and-israel <p>Joined by a delegation of lawmakers, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., announced Monday that he and four other senators recently completed a trip to Afghanistan and Israel.<br><br>From McConnell's office:</p> Mon, 14 Jan 2013 15:27:08 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 3401 at http://wfpl.org Senator Mitch McConnell Joins Congressional Delegation to Afghanistan and Israel Pakistan, Afghanistan, Taliban: Weighing the Options With Ahmed Rashid http://wfpl.org/post/pakistan-afghanistan-taliban-weighing-options-ahmed-rashid <p>The final <a href="http://www.kentuckyauthorforum.com/">Kentucky Author Forum</a> of the 2011-12 season took place on May 15, 2012 and featured journalist <strong>Ahmed Rashid</strong>, an authority on the Taliban, Pakistan, and Afghanistan. Rashid is author of <a href="http://us.penguingroup.com/nf/Book/BookDisplay/1,,9780670023462,00.html"><em>Pakistan on the Brink: The Future of America, Pakistan and Afghanistan</em></a>. A leading journalist in Pakistan, Rashid draws on his keen knowledge of the region to explain what the future there may hold.</p> Wed, 16 May 2012 20:40:17 +0000 Brad Yost 347 at http://wfpl.org Pakistan, Afghanistan, Taliban: Weighing the Options With Ahmed Rashid Yarmuth Praises Obama Afghan Speech, But Policy Questions Remain http://wfpl.org/post/yarmuth-praises-obama-afghan-speech-policy-questions-remain After more than a decade of war, U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., is pleased President Obama is withdrawing troops from Afghanistan, but the congressman has questions about the policy. The president made a surprise visit to the foreign country on Tuesday to sign a strategic partnership agreement with Afghan President Hamid Karzai. Mr. Obama announced the U.S. will have no permanent military bases and that all armed forces will be out of the central Asian country by 2014. However, the agreement pledges the U.S. Wed, 02 May 2012 19:14:44 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 114 at http://wfpl.org