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The Trump Administration's Terrible Idea for Afghanistan's Security Forces
August 14, 2018
The Trump Administration's Terrible Idea for Afghanistan's Security Forces
The Trump administration wants Afghan security forces to withdraw from parts of the country. That is a very bad idea.
The Trump Administration's Terrible Idea for Afghanistan's Security Forces
US Air Campaign in Afghanistan Hits Targets Near Tajik and Chinese Border
February 09, 2018
US Air Campaign in Afghanistan Hits Targets Near Tajik and Chinese Border
The U.S. airstrikes in Badakhshan are likely to please China, which may be helping the Afghans build a base in the region.
US Air Campaign in Afghanistan Hits Targets Near Tajik and Chinese Border
Afghanistan in 2017: Achievements and Challenges
December 28, 2017
Afghanistan in 2017: Achievements and Challenges
Afghanistan remains a work in progress.
Afghanistan in 2017: Achievements and Challenges
Tillerson to Follow Ghani to India, After a Brief Stop in Pakistan
October 24, 2017
Tillerson to Follow Ghani to India, After a Brief Stop in Pakistan
On Tuesday, Afghan President Ghani visited India. On Wednesday, U.S. Secretary of State Tillerson is to do the same.
Tillerson to Follow Ghani to India, After a Brief Stop in Pakistan
Trump on Pakistan: Not Quite the Best-Laid Plan
August 29, 2017
Trump on Pakistan: Not Quite the Best-Laid Plan
Washington’s least best-laid plans will invariably go awry.
Trump on Pakistan: Not Quite the Best-Laid Plan
Trump’s Afghanistan Plan: Old Wine in a New Bottle
August 23, 2017
Trump’s Afghanistan Plan: Old Wine in a New Bottle
The quagmire in Afghanistan continues under a new administration bent on bombing its way to victory.
Trump’s Afghanistan Plan: Old Wine in a New Bottle
No Exit From Afghanistan: Major Takeaways From Trump's Big Speech on America's Longest War
August 22, 2017
No Exit From Afghanistan: Major Takeaways From Trump's Big Speech on America's Longest War
Counterterrorism is in and nation-building is out, but the United States still has no way out of Afghanistan.
No Exit From Afghanistan: Major Takeaways From Trump's Big Speech on America's Longest War
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