Addressing civilian harm is now one of ISAF's key counterinsurgency tools, but with the level of accumulated mistrust over the lack of disclosure illustrated by these war logs, it may be coming 9 years too late.
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Change the names, dates and particulars of the Algerian War, the Vietnam War and Soviet war in Afghanistan, and the history of mighty powers recycles itself in Af-Pak-Iraq.
General David McKiernan was "dismayed, disappointed, and more than a little embarrassed" when he was ousted as the commander of NATO forces in Afghani...
Afghan commander General McChystal's mentality is undoubtedly a global-war-on-terror one, which translates into no respect for boundaries, restraints, or the sovereignty of others.
The move from McKiernan to McChrystal also seems to signify an end to nation-building fantasies in Afghanistan.
Even George Bush's Iraq adventure, greeted with so much patriotic awe, was given more scrutiny than the Obama Afghanistan build up.
Gareth Porter | Inter Press Service
WASHINGTON, May 12 (IPS) - The choice of Lt. Gen. Stanley McChrystal to become the new U.S. commander in Afghanis...
As rage spreads in Afghanistan after US bombing that killed up to 130 people, unnamed Pentagon officials are spinning another cover-up. Defiant Obama moves ahead with troop increase.
Those who've served on the ground in both Iraq and Afghanistan understand that U.S. troops will never end an insurgency through the use of firepower and rigidity.
WASHINGTON, Mar 20 (IPS) - U.S. Special Operations forces in Afghanistan, whose commando raids and airstrikes against suspected Taliban targets have c...
With the Obama administration's strategic review of the Afghanistan crisis nearly complete -- the report should be out sometime next week -- the Afghan government seems pretty unhappy.
Afghanistan is now Obama's war. It's extraordinary pressure for a man who has always been the smartest guy in the room now taking on the hardest war of them all.
Richard Holbrooke arrived in Kabul yesterday with the evidence of the lethal resurgence of the Taliban only too plain to see - the debris from a serie...
Craddock granted a license to kill to every NATO soldier under his command and required the soldiers to perpetrate a massacre of Afghani civilians 'suspected' of involvement in the drug trade.
There are knowledgeable voices questioning whether increasing the deployment of U.S. troops to Afghanistan is in our interest, or is in the interest of the Afghan people.
There wasn't much substance coming out of Sarah Palin as she tried her best to avoid answering the questions last night. What did slip out, though, you should truly find frightening.
Governor Palin, I know General McKiernan, and he is no George McClellan. I hope that you can learn the difference. Some things cannot be shrugged off with a snarky wink and a winning smile.
In most cases, this type of oversight on the part of a politician could be dismissed -- maybe even attributed to nerves. But when Afghanistan is exploding and on the verge of failure, details matter.
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