Regions / Afghanistan
Does conventional thinking that Afghanistan will revert to the Taliban upon U.S. and NATO withdrawal need to be reexamined?
Three scenarios for how the U.S. might manage its involvement in Afghanistan between now and 2014.
Gen. Petraeus allowed unprecedented access to conservative Washington think tankers.
Just because the cliche that Afghanistan is the graveyard of empires is repeated ad nauseam doesn't mean it's not true.
Nothing is sadder than dying at the hands of those you're sworn to protect.
The term "double tapping" fails to do justice to a military tactic that's arguably sociopathic.
Afghanistan can't prosecute its way out of rampant corruption.
The U.S.-backed Afghan government of Hamid Karzai is stamping out local government, which only inflames the country's insurgency.
Legalizing narcotics would strengthen democracy at home and abroad.
Silence on the part of veterans is often a symptom of "moral injury."