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Published: 10/30/10

Afghanistan: Despite Challenges Ahead, War Is Missing From Campaigns

By  David Wood - Politics Daily
Afghanistan: Despite Challenges Ahead, War Is Missing From Campaigns

In its coming session, Congress will decide whether to pay for another year of military operations in Afghanistan -- with likely casualties of a thousand or more American battle dead -- or cut war funding to force President Obama to start withdrawing troops. Congress will decide how much treatment soldiers will get for blast injury and whether they deserve a pay raise. It will decide how many protective armored trucks the troops will get, and the quality of their body armor. It will repeal "Don't ask, don't tell" or let the courts decide. It will judge how much compensation and other benefits...

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