Despite needing additional funding for their organization, the Center for Young Women's Development decided it was more important to keep their integrity than to financially benefit from the exploitation of women.
No matter how much the Pentagon spins their message into the mainstream media, the facts on the ground show the U.S. lacks one of counterinsurgency's own premises for success: a legitimate host nation government.
As communities around the nation combat dramatic challenges, we face an unprecedented need to create effective new systems to support more efficient and sustainable community and economic development efforts.
On Aug. 28, 47 years ago, Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his famous I Have a Dream speech. This Aug. 28, Glenn Beck's presence at the Lincoln Memorial reminds us how much work still needs to be done.
Petraeus is on a media blitz, disingenuously trying to sell the idea of "progress" in Afghanistan. NBC's David Gregory failed to sufficiently challenge Petraeus on his easily disproved spin. CBS' Katie Couric is next at bat.
The movement to rethink the Afghanistan War is picking up steam. The Aug. 8 demonstration in Santa Barbara is just one example of the growing discontent and the creative actions by local activists to express it.
We're supposed to believe that the WikiLeaks information is "proof" that the president was right to initiate a massive escalation. If I were the president, this would be the drop-dead last argument I'd be making
When I got off the plane in Kabul for a series of on the ground interviews the reality of the 3rd poorest country in the world hit hard. The poverty is overwhelming and it stands in stark contrast to the billions being spent on military efforts.
The fact of the matter is that Fiorina has sought to align herself with the Tea Party. She believes in what they stand for and what role they've played in the political dialogue. We believe she should denounce them.
If you can't protect the population generally, from the perspective of COIN doctrine, you lose. If you lack a legitimate host nation government as a partner, you lose. And guess what? According to that doctrine the United States is losing. Badly.