Posts In Category

Afghanistan

nation building

President Trump is right to be concerned about present trends in Afghanistan, where, despite nearly 16 years of war, the Taliban continue to gain ground....
afghanistan

For months, the administration has been working on a review of policy toward Afghanistan that was widely expected to result in the dispatch of thousands...

During the Cold War, both the Soviet Union and Cuba regularly used foreign proxies to fight their battles. When Radek Sikorski became Poland’s Defense Minister...
afghanistan

The Obama administration—and especially its State Departments under both Secretaries of State Hillary Clinton and John Kerry—regularly soft-pedaled reporting and assessments of terrorism in order...
afghanistan

The Korean War has sometimes been called the Forgotten War, but it was positively front and center compared to our ongoing war in Afghanistan. Now...
nation building

President Obama's decision on troop levels in Afghanistan is mildly commendable and utterly predictable. He has already given up his dream of pulling all U.S....
nation building

Barack Obama has been president for more than seven years now. But he still doesn't seem to have learned the most elementary lesson of military...
nation building

President Obama will have to make some hard decisions soon about the future of the American presence in Afghanistan. The new U.S. commander, General “Mick”...
afghanistan

When you turn over a rock, it's amazing what you find. The death of Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansoor in a U.S. drone strike has...
Kunduz

On Friday, Gen. Joseph Votel, the new head of Central Command, announced the results of an intensive investigation conducted by three general officers into last...
nation building

General John Campbell, who has just retired from the U.S. Army after leaving the top command post in Afghanistan, voiced some of his frustration in...
Afghanistan

It is with a heavy heart that I read of the latest casualties the U.S. has suffered in Marjah, a town in Afghanistan's Helmand Province. One...