Counterinsurgency, Politics and War
“…the burden on the government is heavy, whereas the insurgent often gets off scot-free.”
US Mood Shifts on Afghanistan
The US is set to announce details of the drawdown of troops from Afghanistan next week. Balancing the generals and growing antiwar sentiment isn’t easy.
General Petraeus’s October Surprise
Has US Turned Afghanistan Corner?
The US has long resisted talking to the Taliban. But as the July 2011 drawdown date approaches, it’s running out of options.
Petraeus Backs India
India may have a new friend in US commander for Afghanistan David Petraeus. At least so far.