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Afghan War Strategy

David Wood

After A Decade, Gen. Petraeus' Counterinsurgency Strategy Is Deemed A Failure

HuffingtonPost.com | David Wood | Posted 08.22.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's decision to withdraw troops from Afghanistan signals the beginning of the end for the ambitious counterinsurgen...

Making Afghanistan Safe

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Reese Schonfeld

"'It became necessary to destroy the town to save it": US Army Major to Peter Arnett 2/07/68 Vietnam "We had to destroy them to make them safe": Mu...

Dear President Obama: New Orleans Needs a Surge

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Karen Dalton-Beninato

You are invited to impose security. Strategy, slogans, a new direction, we'll take it all. You are now marching toward escalation; please escalate at home to reassure a crime-weary New Orleans.

Afghanistan Is the War Obama Always Wanted

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Only the most hopelessly naïve, star struck or a true believer could have ever thought that President Obama would not dump massive numbers of fresh troops into Afghanistan.

Obama's Afghanistan Strategy: Blogs From New York Review

The New York Review of Books | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Pakistani author and journalist Ahmed Rashid writes in the New York Review of Books about Obama's "missing strategy" in Afghanistan. After all the ta...

Senior WH Counterterrorism Advisor To Announce New Terror Strategy

The Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The U.S. government must fundamentally redefine the struggle against terrorism, replacing the "war on terror" with a campaign combining all facets of ...

McChrystal Preparing New Afghan War Strategy, Likely To Include More US Troops

AP | PAULINE JELINEK and ANNE GEARAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — The U.S. general put in charge of turning around the war in Afghanistan is likely to recommend significant changes in the campaign ...

Barack Obama's New Afghan Strategy To Be Announced Soon

AP | ANNE GEARAN and ANNE FLAHERTY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is close to announcing a redrawn strategy for a war in Afghanistan that the president says the United States i...