Posts Tagged: Afghanistan
Will U.S. miscalculations drive these two occasional adversaries closer together?
The Obama administration can still learn from the errors of its predecessors in Afghanistan.
Despite Washington's newfound war fatigue, there are no signs that U.S. militarism is on the wane.
The United States is spending even more of its GDP on Afghanistan than did the Soviet Union.
The United States wants to negotiate with the Taliban from a position of strength. But reining in Afghan government corruption, not applying ever more military pressure, is the key to gaining a strong hand.
The Obama administration's approach to the Afghan war is too narrowly focused. Instead, the administration should focus on India-Pakistan rapprochement as the hallmark of a cohesive South Asia strategy.
In the long run, the use of suicide bombing is self-defeating for the Taliban.
As the president clarifies his plan for withdrawing troops from Afghanistan, the most important thing is not the what or the when but the how.
While Robert Gates is spreading his soothing fictions about the U.S. military, Jim Webb is raising some uncomfortable facts.
The proxy struggle between the United States and Iran has spread to Bahrain. But this Cold War ignores the silent understanding the two rivals have forged against a common enemy in Afghanistan.