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Afghanistan

On Tuesday, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told Congress that the United States was “not winning” in Afghanistan. That is the understatement of the year. While...
Afghanistan

Seven months after Barack Obama took office in 2009, he received a grim report from the U.S. commander in Afghanistan, Gen. Stanley McChrystal, warning that...
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...
Terrorism

President Obama had a few good points to make in his valedictory counter-terrorism speech, delivered at MacDill Air Force Base in Florida on Tuesday. This passage,...
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...
Pakistan

The death of Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Mansour in a U.S. drone strike in Pakistan could be consequential. Much depends on what the Obama administration...
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...
Akhtar Mohammad Mansoor

The death of Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansoor  in a U.S. drone strike was, first and foremost, an impressive achievement not only not the part of...
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...