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The New York Times yesterday highlighted one of the more unsung good-news stories out of Afghanistan: the success that U.S. troops have been having in...

In the L.A. Times today, Pete Mansoor and I have an op-ed reporting on our recently completed trip to Afghanistan. (Mansoor is a retired army...

Just a day ahead of the official release of the administration's Afghanistan review, someone has leaked the intelligence community's assessment of the situation -- which...

Rajiv Chandrasekaran, the Washington Post's well-respected foreign correspondent, had a lengthy dispatch on Sunday about Nawa, a district in Helmand Province, that has largely (but not...

The best indication that things are going pretty well in Afghanistan: a sundry collection of "experts" is ready to raise the white flag. A motley...

One cable from the WikiLeaks trove raises a disturbing possibility: the Obama administration’s obsession with Israeli settlements could end up undermining America’s own war on...

How can you not laugh at the news that the Taliban “leader” who was negotiating with Afghan officials in Kabul was an imposter? Foreign Policy’s...

Among some Army traditionalists (and some ultra-hawkish conservatives), the knock on "population-centric" counterinsurgency -- whose most prominent advocate is General David Petraeus -- is that...

I often take issue with articles and columns in the New York Times, but it remains a great newspaper with many first-rate, fearless news-gatherers. One...

Today's New York Times offers two competing narratives from Afghanistan -- one of success, the other of failure. The front page features the most hopeful...

The Washington Post has an interesting if depressing report on the 5th Stryker Combat Brigade, 2nd infantry division -- the unit where five soldiers who...

The Washington Post has a great report from the frontlines in Afghanistan, its reporter having spent some time with U.S. soldiers in the Arghandab Valley...