Regions / Afghanistan
The United States wants to negotiate with the Taliban from a position of strength. But reining in Afghan government corruption, not applying ever more military pressure, is the key to gaining a strong hand.
A willingness to entertain the surgical implantation of explosives is a sign of either increased commitment or desperation on the part of jihadists.
In the long run, the use of suicide bombing is self-defeating for the Taliban.
In his speech about Afghanistan there was a serious disconnect between President Obama's rhetoric and plans.
We've squeezed all the meaning out of this cliche.
As the president clarifies his plan for withdrawing troops from Afghanistan, the most important thing is not the what or the when but the how.
Even mild traumatic brain injuries among the military can have devastating consequences.
The Obama administration promised to reverse the Bush-era policies on terrorism. But the president has spent most of his time reversing himself.
While Robert Gates is spreading his soothing fictions about the U.S. military, Jim Webb is raising some uncomfortable facts.
Anti-German sentiment by Afghans peaked when German troops shot Afghan protesters on May 18.