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Anbar Awakening

Measuring Quick Sand

Matthew Hoh | Posted 08.09.2011 | World
Matthew Hoh

All of the data and evidence available makes it clear: the insurgency's momentum and tempo of operations has not been adversely affected by our surge in Afghanistan.

Iraq-Afghanistan Analogies Mask Risks Of Afghanistan

New York Times | DAVID E. SANGER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In fact, Iraq analogies have been flying back and forth so furiously in recent days that Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates, the only holdover from ...

Al-Qaida Infiltrating Iraq Security Forces: Sunni Awakening Commander

Time | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Sheikh Hamid al-Hayess is not optimistic. A burly man with a thick black moustache and closely knitted brows, he is one of the founding members of the...

(Re-) Creating Anbar's Awakening

Gabriel Ledeen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Gabriel Ledeen

Describing the Anbar Awakening movement as a miraculous Sunni uprising blinds us to the lessons we ought to have learned.

Iraq's "Teflon Don"

Dahr Jamail | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dahr Jamail

Today, 34-year-old Sheik Aifan Sadun may be the richest man in Falluhah, thanks to his alliance of self-interest with U.S. forces.

Petraeus Closes Book on McCain Plan for Afghanistan

Patrick Barry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Patrick Barry

General Petraeus' remarks yesterday should close the book on John McCain's overly-simplistic strategy for restoring stability to Afghanistan.

Iraq Targets Leaders Of Sunni "Awakening"

New York Times | RICHARD A. OPPEL Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Shiite-dominated government in Iraq is driving out many leaders of Sunni citizen patrols, the groups of former insurgents who joined the American ...

Sam Stein

Kerry: McCain Lacks The Judgment To Fight Terrorism | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. John Kerry charged John McCain with possessing a thorough lack of knowledge about Iraq and Afghanistan on Thursday, warning that the Arizona Repu...

Jason Linkins

Supposedly Pro-American Iraq Groups Termed 'Enemies With Benefits' | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Spencer Ackerman, one of the internet's trusted sources of real talk on Iraq, today promotes a great new way of terming ongoing relationships with the...

Sam Stein

Day Before McCain Touts Security, Pro-American Iraqi Leader Killed | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

John McCain was struck with a bit of unfortunate timing on Friday when his speech touting the security benefits of the surge was preceded by news of t...

Sam Stein

Anbar Sheik Cited By McCain Was Assassinated Last Year | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The major Sunni sheik who John McCain said was protected by the surge and subsequently helped lead the Anbar Awakening, was actually assassinated by a...