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Can There Be Peace With Honor in Afghanistan?

Over the next few weeks, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is due to provide President Donald Trump with a new strategy for Afghanistan. This will be the latest in a long series, produced on a regular basis since 2001, all with the core objective of preventing the country reverting to a sanctuary for terrorism. 2,035 more words

U.S. Foreign Policy

Afghan war faces flurry of setbacks as U.S. military debates new policy

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America's Moral War on Iran

It seems as though the hostilities against Iran are older than time itself. We’re constantly bombarded with news regarding the Islamic state. Going as far back as the election of George W. 657 more words


Trump and the Afghan War

W.J. Astore

A concept that you learn quickly in the military is that you can delegate authority but not responsibility.  The buck stops with the guy or gal in charge, and when it’s policy at the national level, that guy is the commander-in-chief, currently Donald Trump.   972 more words

US Military

Afghan Debacle

In Afghanistan, we’re the Redcoats. And for a substantial portion of the country’s ethnic-Pashtun majority, the Taliban, however cruel and odious we find them, are the Minutemen. 290 more words


Recent Attacks in Afghanistan Reflect an Attempt to draw US Ground Forces back onto the Frontlines.

By Bijan Razzaghi 

The recent attacks in Afghanistan hit Kabul’s Downtown area and led to the deaths of 90 people and over 400 wounded. The attack took place in a heavily secured diplomatic area and involved vehicle born explosives. 579 more words

Counter Terror

Lost Cause?

“We are there and we are committed” was the regular retort of Secretary of State Dean Rusk during the war in Vietnam.

Whatever you may think of our decision to go in, Rusk was saying, if we walk away, the United States loses the first war in its history, with all that means for Southeast Asia and America’s position in the world. 143 more words