I have seen plenty of leaked material over my career and I know that 'leaked' adds a patina of mystery and capital-I Importance to documents that is sometimes not deserved.
What WikiLeaks did was brilliant journalism, and the bleating critics from the president on down are revealing just how low a regard they have for the truth.
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.
Even if we achieved the goal we are apparently trying to achieve in Afghanistan--victory over the Taliban--it wouldn't put an end to international terrorism&mdash. It likely wouldn't even put a dent in it.
In many places across the country, Ron Barr's interviews on the syndicated SportsByline USA radio network have been the soundtrack and the touchstone for hundreds of thousands of sports fans.
This is an analysis of the Afghanistan War through the lens of improvisation. Improvisation isn't inherently comedic. As conceived by the godmother of modern improvisation, Viola Spolin, it is the practice of spontaneous communication and fast learning.
With occasional blind spots aside, Biden's policy breadth is impressive compared to virtually anyone else on the Obama team. Only Bob Gates comes close to Biden's versatility -- and even there, Biden wins hands down.
The present discussion of counterinsurgency in Afghanistan makes little sense. They are being presented as a kind of either/or option -- kill us or kill them -- when it would be more accurate to say that it's a neither/nor situation.
Obama, after gaining a bit in his average approval ratings in May, slipped back in June. But the reversal was slight, continuing a five-month streak of amazingly stable numbers.
Why aren't I grateful to Al Gore for highlighting the environment? Simply put, he overdid it. Stopping a rainforest from being decimated is still subordinate to stopping genocide.
This week, host Mark Green asked the women: Did Kagan sound like a radical elitist, or a super-smart charmer? Who'll decide if we start leaving Afghanistan in a year -- Obama or Petraeus? And, do we spy in Russia?
What do General Stanley McChrystal and Helen Thomas have in common? Both were fired for exercising their right to free speech.
I am not anti-military, but I do patriotically resist America's imperial armed forces. I do abhor selling five times more weapons of destruction than the next five nations combined.
How can any western official claim to have the best interests of the Afghans at heart when they don't even know how many they've killed?
General McChrystal is now history, unless he goes on a campaign to get overweight American kids to eat, as he apparently does, only one meal a day, wh...
Barring an open and democratic dialogue about what our military is for in today's world we'll continue to have frustrated Generals and we'll risk more lives.