Posts Tagged: surge
Obama has few good options in Iraq, but the worst choice would be emulating George W. Bush.
Rajiv Chandrasekaran's new book, Little America: The War within the War for Afghanistan, details the bureaucratic infighting that sunk America's war in Afghanistan.
David Petraeus was always smoke and mirrors, always the farce, even if the denizens of Washington didn't know it.
If, as 2011 begins, you want to peer into the future, enter my time machine, strap yourself in, and head for the past, that laboratory for all developments of our moment and beyond.
When it comes to evaluating our military, Andrew Bacevich's analyses are as accurate as they are eloquent.
By embracing the myth of the surge, Joe Biden reveals the extent to which Obama has continued Bush's strategy.
With 50,000 troops still on the ground inside Iraq and a lack of clarity when they will all come home, the war is anything but over.
Many hoped that the change in U.S. command in Afghanistan would prompt a discussion not of Petraeus' qualifications, but rather, of the guiding principles and values of the war in Afghanistan.
As the United States approaches next year's deadline to begin troop withdrawals from Afghanistan, questions about the legitimacy of joint military-wonk policy campaigns are churning just beneath the surface.
The Pentagon is now calling its operation in Iraq "New Dawn." But for Iraqis, as columnist Frida Berrigan points out, it just means same occupiers, different day.