Regions / Afghanistan
If, as 2011 begins, you want to peer into the future, enter my time machine, strap yourself in, and head for the past, that laboratory for all developments of our moment and beyond.
The U.S. is unable to adapt to the Taliban's ability to adapt.
America's heroes? Not so much. Not anymore. Not when they're dead, anyway.
Simplifying the COIN game plan.
Wildfires, like conflicts between states, are fast, dynamic and fierce.
Imposter Taliban negotiator brings out the hubris in Gen. Petraeus.
The United States outlasts the Soviets in Afghanistan. That counts for something, doesn't it?
Can Gandhi's satyagraha can work in Afghanistan?
What if the same demanding standard that was applied to the economy in this election had been applied to the war in Afghanistan?
The U.S. military and NATO are finding it harder and harder to sell a particular assault as the key to victory.