Afghanistan: Dangerous illusions about a very bumpy border

Okay, New York Times, time for a little geography lesson, with a few bits of history thrown in.


Honor the troops, leave Afghanistan

Though military generals claim, as they always do, that progress is being made, it's hard to see that on the ground.

Afghanistan, PTSD and soldiers, clean water for all and other letters to the editor

I like many others watched the presidential address last night knowing what was going to happen and so hoping I was wrong.


Jobs, not bombs

President Obama's decision to send 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan has generated skepticism and dismay among his supporters. And rightly so.


New chapter in U.S.-India relations

There is substantial symbolism in this week's visit of Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to the United States.


Why an Afghan surge will fail

Before buying into an escalataion strategy, the Obama administration should spend some time examining the August 12 battle of Dananeh.


Next steps in Afghanistan

One of the Obama administration's most important actions has been its decision to thoroughly review U.S. objectives, goals and strategy in Afghanistan.


Obama, the Karzai brothers & the ghost of Najibullah

In 1992 Afghan President Najibullah issued a warning. Unfortunately, it was rejected.


Rethinking national security

Last week President Obama signed a military spending bill that begins to turn our nation in a new, better direction. But there is a long way to go.

Generals aren't in charge

Recently the Republicans, determined to escalate the war in Afghanistan, have insisted that Gen. McChrystal, commander of the U.S. forces in Afghanistan, be called in to testify before Congress.

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