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No individual code of conduct will bring about the huge changes in Afghanistan that are necessary for counterinsurgency to be effective.
As the situation become increasingly dire, dubious plans are emerging in an attempt to "save" the war effort.
Fifteen years after the massacre at Srebrenica and the height of the Bosnian War, what has that conflict taught us?
Have you ever thought about just how strange this country's version of normal truly is? Let me make my point with a single, hardly noticed Washington Post news story that's been on my mind for a while. It represents the sort of reporting that, in our world, zips by with next to no reaction, despite the true weirdness buried in it.
The European Union is gradually absorbing the Balkans, but it's far from a done deal.
One reason the leak will not become Pentagon Papers 2.0 is that the contents tend to confirm, rather than contradict, news about Afghanistan.
The Vietnam War lasted four more years after the release of the Pentagon Papers.
A corruption investigation may soon engulf Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.
As success in Afghanistan becomes more uncertain, Conn Hallinan argues that the problem is not Afghanistan, but the entire concept of counterinsurgency.
Is Pakistan's Taliban motivated by unfair taxation -- like our founding fathers?