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General Michael Oates

Pentagon's Anti-IED Program Flops: 'Like Searching For Pennies On A Beach'

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 05.28.2011 | World

JIEDDO's outgoing director, Lt. General Michael Oates admits "there are no silver bullets that are going to solve this problem," Indeed, the most effe...

Making Afghanistan Safe

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Reese Schonfeld

"'It became necessary to destroy the town to save it": US Army Major to Peter Arnett 2/07/68 Vietnam "We had to destroy them to make them safe": Mu...

Catching Up on Afghanistan

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Reese Schonfeld

Even with all this, the IEDs, al Qaeda and the suicide bombers and the revelation of General McChrystal's character deficiencies, I still think we have to stick it out in Afghanistan.

Afghanistan: We Can't Win on the Cheap, but We Can't Afford to Lose

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Reese Schonfeld

Looking at the cost in lives and dollars in Afghanistan, I'd like to ask how many lives, how much money, and how long will it take us to reach our goal.