Regions / Afghanistan
Plenty of military options are on the table for Afghanistan, but solutions based on development are sorely lacking.
The war's casualties are measured in more than broken bodies.
Conn Hallinan shows how the map of conflict corresponds all too well with the map of future energy supplies.
Pakistan has one of the largest, most sophisticated militaries on the planet.
Obama's approach toward the Muslim world may be diplomatic, but it remains the work of mobilized people across the United States to end Obama's war in Afghanistan and Pakistan, halt the occupation of Iraq immediately rather than years from now, stop U.S. military aid to Israel, and launch new negotiations with Iran not based on military threats.
The sine qua non of any Af-Pak policy has to be a permanent rollback of the Taliban's armed capabilities.
Surges backfire, columnist Conn Hallinan argues, so the Obama administration should be looking at a different way of solving the great game in Afghanistan.
With troops heading to Afghanistan and the Pentagon budget still rising, here's some good news from the military front.
The Obama administration is going 3D: defense, diplomacy, and development. Is this a major shift from Bush-era doctrine or simply an updated version of the old counterinsurgency approach?
Predators, reapers, and imperial graveyards: Washington's language betrays its stubborn imperial ambitions.