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Wars of Attrition
Managing Editor, TomDispatch.com
More than 40 years after the Vietnam War's Tet Offensive, after more than a decade of war in Afghanistan, even after reviving the counterinsurgency doctrine (only to see it crash-and-burn in short order), the U.S. military still doesn't get it.
The Afghan Syndrome
While the Afghan War has always had its many non-Vietnam aspects -- geographical, historical, geopolitical, and in terms of casualties -- anyone could have had a Vietnam field day with the present situation.
Latest Afghan Torture Report Casts Shadow on U.S. Transfer Plans
Senior Counsel, Human Rights First
After the U.N. report pointed this problem out last year, the U.S. military pledged 'never again' -- it would stop transferring captives to the abusive Afghan security service facilities until the Afghan government had demonstrated that the problem was solved.
Would You Pledge $20.14 to End the War in Afghanistan?
Policy Director, Just Foreign Policy
Last weekend marked another grim new milestone for the war in Afghanistan: more than twice as many U.S. troops have been killed in Afghanistan since President Obama took office than in the eight years Bush was president.
Withdrawing From Afghanistan
Author, Analyst, Security Consultant
The United States will undoubtedly withdraw from Afghanistan at some time in the future, and it can either choose to do so under its own realistic timeline, or continue to push it off until it realizes it cannot meet unrealistic goals.
Al Qaeda Woes Fuel Talk Of Reducing Troops In Afghanistan
Biden: Afghanistan Withdrawal In 2014 Is 'Drop Dead Date'
Netherlands Withdraws From Afghanistan After Four Years: 1,950 Troops Head Home
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