Meanwhile, in Afghanistan …

AFGHANISTAN: While healthcare reform dominates D.C. these days, politicians face serious questions about raising troop levels | Emily Belz

WASHINGTON—The Taliban is growing in power in certain Afghan cities like Kandahar, the results of the recent presidential election are in question, corruption is overwhelming efforts at good governance, and the chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff has recommended more troops beyond the surge President Obama has already ordered.

Politicians on Capitol Hill are asking themselves a lot of existential questions about the future of Afghanistan, as U.S. involvement in the war becomes increasingly unpopular among Americans.

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