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WASHINGTON, Dec 12 (Reuters) - The leaders of a U.S.
House-Senate negotiating panel have agreed to freeze $700
million in U.S. aid to Pakistan until...
The Afghanistan Study Group report is out, and the fight is on. A number of critiques have been leveled at the report, one of the most influential being Joshua Foust's over at Registan.net.
IEDs are the ideal metaphor for the American-led wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Despite all its firepower and money, the US has been unable to defuse these weapons of the weak.
More troops are not the answer in Afghanistan. We need to lower the overall level of military conflict as quickly as possible, and the only way to do that is to sharply reduce the number of U.S. troops.
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