Posts Tagged: Afghanistan
After the United States has been in Afghanistan for 14 years, 91,000 Afghans have been killed and 26,000 wounded.
The United States military placed its troops in harm’s way by spreading them too thin across Afghanistan.
Hey, the Afghan Taliban are sensitive guys.
To those critical of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, compassion seems to be a liability in war.
Trading Taliban prisoners for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl may not have been ideal, but, as they say, the perfect is enemy of the good.
Afghan justice is buried three sub-basements down.
Despite its brutality, corruption, and affiliation with al Qaeda, the Haqqani network is likely to inherit much of Afghanistan should the United States leave.
If costly drug war strategies in Afghanistan have been unsuccessful even with a strong U.S. military presence, they won’t stand a chance after the U.S. withdraws.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai's main demands of the United States command broad support in Afghanistan.
The author had a ringside seat to how the surge in Afghanistan only increased Ahmed Wali Karzai’s leverage, thus increasing U.S. need for his support.