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Attacks rise as Afghan runoff vote nears

As Afghanistan prepares for a second round of voting in the presidential election, the country braces for increased attacks by militants aimed at disrupting the poll scheduled for Nov. 7.

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Obama seeks study on local leaders for troop decision
Article | President Obama has asked senior officials for a province-by-province analysis of Afghanistan to determine which regions are being managed effectively by local leaders and which require international help, information that his advisers say will guide his decision on how many additional U.S. troop...

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