Regions / Afghanistan
Counterinsurgency can mean whatever you want it to mean.
The idea that Martin Luther King, Jr. would bless our presence in Afghanistan is an insult to his memory.
Robert Pape compiles more evidence that foreign occupation, not Islamic fundamentalism, causes suicide bombing.
Nine years into the war in Afghanistan, the costs still aren't worth the price paid.
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.