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OBAMA AFGHANISTAN TROOP INCREASE
What Did We Get for 381 U.S. Dead Since the Death of bin Laden?
Policy Director, Just Foreign Policy
Shouldn't the government have to do a cost-benefit analysis of keeping tens of thousands of U.S. troops in Afghanistan for another two years, given the huge sacrifice involved? Shouldn't that be a public document that outside experts can examine?
John Kerry Breaks With Obama On Afghanistan
Obama's Af-Pak Review Touts Progress, Lays Framework For Sustained Commitment
The Long War: Year Ten Lost in the Desert with the GPS on the Fritz
Author, 'America’s War for the Greater Middle East: A Military...
To measure progress during wartime, Americans once employed pins and maps. Plotting the conflict triggered by 9/11 will no doubt improve your knowledge of world geography, but it won't tell you anything about where this war is headed.
The Afghanistan Parenthesis [UPDATED]
Professor of Literature, Yale University
Recent restatements of policy from high-ranking administration officials flatly contradicts what Americans heard the president declare last Tuesday at West Point.
9/11 in the Shadow of Pearl Harbor
Author of "Sacred Contracts"
If ever there was a war where the lines between good and evil and right and wrong were clearly defined, it was World War II. Is Afghanistan the new face of American war?
Obama's Dilemma in Afghanistan
Professor Emeritus of political science, SUNY Buffalo
If the military gets what it wants and the tide turns in Afghanistan, Obama will get the credit; if it doesn't, at least the Democrats can say they gave the armed forces what they said they needed.
Doing More... to Do Less
Richard N. Haass
President, Council on Foreign Relations
Obama is working to persuade the American people that our interests in Afghanistan are worth sacrificing for, while he places a ceiling on what the United States is prepared to do. Therein lies the dilemma.
Here We Go Again
Editor, Truthdig.com; Author, 'They Know Everything About You'
To suggest that the Afghan government will be in seriously better shape 18 months after 30,000 additional U.S. are dispatched is bizarrely out of touch with the strategy of the McChrystal report.
Troop Increases and the Irony of Afghanistan
High school French teacher in Jackson, Mississippi
Is it not ludicrous to imagine that adding soldiers is the appropriate method for achieving our (vague) goals, given that our problems clearly don't stem from a military inferiority?
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Call a Jirga Not a Runoff in Afghanistan
Adjunct Professor, New York University
If the U.S. and international community are serious about this intervention and having any kind of political success (and less war) in Afghanistan, it should call a Loya Jirga, or a "grand assembly".
Obama Must Consider His Options in Afghanistan
Afghanistan cannot be secured via the military escalation proposed by General McChrystal and endorsed by neoconservatives in recent days.
Obama's War and Pakistan: A Balanced Equation?
They key to Afghan withdrawal lies in Pakistan and Obama needs to tread carefully on this path.
Afghans Say The Country Needs More Afghan Forces, Not U.S. Troops
Feingold To Oppose Afghan War Troop Increase
The Bravest Woman in Afghanistan: An Exclusive Interview with Malalai Joya
Author of 'Chasing The Scream: The First and Last Days of the ...
The story of Malalai Joya turns everything we have been told about Afghanistan inside out. In the official rhetoric, she is what we have been fighting for.
Obama Broadening Afghanistan War Into 'War of Choice' and Not 'Necessity': CFR
Obama Afghanistan Goal 'Unattainable:' Analysis
New Report Reveals Why We'll Be Paying for the Iraq Occupation for Years to Come, Withdrawal or Not
Journalist; Author, 'Dirty Wars: The World Is A Battlefield'
With last week's announced escalation of the war in Afghanistan, Obama blew the lid off of any lingering perceptions that he represents a significant change in how the U.S. conducts its foreign policy.
Many Afghans Oppose Obama Troop Surge
First, Do What We Must in Pakistan
Candidate for U.S. Senate in Wisconsin
While the president clearly understands that the greatest threat to our nation resides in Pakistan, his new strategy has the potential to escalate, rather than diminish this threat.
Afghanistan Seeking SOFA Terms?
I Wanted to Stop Bush's Surge, but I Support Obama's Stabilization
Iraq Veteran and Clean Energy Leader
I hope you will join me in supporting our President Obama and our troops who work to stabilize this "deteriorating situation."
Obama's "Solemn Duty" and His Legacy: Afghanistan
Virginia M. Moncrieff
Afghanistan is now Obama's war. It's extraordinary pressure for a man who has always been the smartest guy in the room now taking on the hardest war of them all.
Obama Approves Troop Increase To Afghanistan: Global Responses (VIDEO)
Ambiguous Strategy or Strategic Ambiguity?
Blogito Ergo Sum
President Obama has not outlined a strategy for success or a vision for what victory might look like. But what if this is actually part of the strategy?
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