Regions / Afghanistan
Militarization is no substitute for development when it comes to combating radicalism in the AfPak region.
For several decades following the Vietnam War U.S. leaders were obsessed with viewing military campaigns through the Vietnam prism, however, the war in Afghanistan indicates that the Obama Administration did not learn the correct lessons from Vietnam and our government no longer views U.S. foreign policy from the perspective of the Vietnam syndrome anymore.
For an administration marked its nuanced policies, virtually every decision the White House has made on Afghanistan has been a disaster.
Exceptions made for U.S. involvement in night raids emphasize its continuing influence in Afghanistan.
The chief Afghan investigator agrees that Staff Sgt. Robert Bales was the sole killer of 17 Afghan civilians.
The 17-year Army veteran risked his career by speaking out about the Afghanistan War.
One can't help but wonder why more soldiers don't snap under the pressure of serving multiple tours in Afghanistan.
We think we're helping them. They think we're out to destroy their way of life.
The soldiers who dumped copies of the Qur'an into an incinerator may as well have set fire to a religion.
China's economic involvement has increased in Afghanistan. Will it be a stabilizing force as the United States withdraws?