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The CIA, The Brothers Karzai and Spinning our COIN Wheels

Richard Allen Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Richard Allen Smith

We are partnering with a symbol of government corruption, which undermines any trust we might receive from the population. We are funding the insurgency we are attempting to counter.

Drugs: Losing the Longest War

Michael Kaplan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Kaplan

On October 14, 1982, President Ronald Reagan declared war on drugs ... again. There have been one or two conflicts in human history that lasted longer -- though we'd better win this before 2012, or we'll find ourselves alone in a league with the Hundred Years' War.