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Afghanistan Under the Knife
Director, Foreign Policy In Focus and Editor, LobeLog; Author ...
It was a primitive form of surgery. 10 years ago, the U.S. stuck a knife deep into Afghanistan in an attempt to remove two malignancies -- al Qaeda and the Taliban. With bin Laden gone, the debate has intensified: What to do with the knife?
Thinking Outside the Box: What Obama Could Have Said
Professor of History emeritus, SUNY Albany
If after sending soldiers to wage this war, al Qaeda maintains its foothold, the Taliban is stronger, Afghanistan is more unstable and anti-Americanism is on the rise, why should we expect a better outcome when we do more of the same?
Tom Friedman On Afghanistan Surge: US Just 'Decided To Adopt A Special Needs Baby' (VIDEO)
A Commitment Strategy for Afghanistan
Democracy for the 21st Century
The president will put forward his decision on Afghanistan soon. It will involve a troop increase. If progressives stay in full opposition mode, they will exist on the margin of the debate.
Where Will They Get the Troops? Preparing Undeployables for the Afghan Front
Hidden behind the gates of military bases across the U.S., troops facing AWOL and desertion charges regularly find themselves in the hands of a military that metes out informal, open-ended punishments.
For a Solution in Afghanistan, Look South...and In the Past
Dagobert L. Brito
Michael D. Intriligator
Through a combination of wise leadership and some fortunate historical accidents, the problems stemming from the Mexican Revolution in the 20th Century were solved with only limited American intervention.
Afghanistan is not "Harder" than Iraq
Editor, Association Football
Saying it is "harder" is Monday morning quarterbacking with rose-colored glasses. As Iraq descended into chaos in 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2007, there was nothing "easy" about it.
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