Regions / Afghanistan
Even if McChrystal gets all of the troops he wants, is it mission impossible?
Afghanistan requires a long-term U.S. commitment, not as a military occupier but rather as a development partner.
The U.S.-German bombing at Kunduz has shattered the myth that the Afghan campaign was about digging wells, building schools, and bringing peace.
No matter how you look at it, the numbers just do not add up for an impossible task in Afghanistan.
The German peace movement is calling for an end to the Afghan War and the resignation of the German minister of defense.
Interview with Winfried Nachtwei, German Green MP and foreign and security policy expert.
The Obama administration is consistently failing to learn the lessons of Vietnam, argues Conn Hallinan.
The military won't defeat al-Qaeda and the Taliban, writes Frida Berrigan. Nor will elections in an occupied country solve this problem.
'The Will to Resist' is a book about average soldiers and their brave acts of dissent against a system that is betraying them.
Plenty of military options are on the table for Afghanistan, but solutions based on development are sorely lacking.