Browsing All posts tagged under »War In Afghanistan«

Turning Corners In Afghanistan

December 1, 2017 by

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By Lawrence Sellin Ph.D. ~ In the latest issue of Foreign Policy journal, Paul McLeary quotes Gen. John Nicholson, head of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan, who claims, that after 16 years of war, the United States and its Afghan partners “have turned the corner,” the “momentum is now with Afghan security forces,” and […]

A New Afghanistan Strategy

July 26, 2017 by

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By Lawrence Sellin Ph.D. ~ For sixteen years the United States, NATO and the Afghan security forces have fought a war tactically in a strategic environment that made victory impossible. We have been fighting the wrong war. The war in Afghanistan is actually in Pakistan. Current American policy towards Pakistan is one based on extortion, […]

‘War Machine’ Sheds Light On The Naiveté Of Nation-Building

July 7, 2017 by

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By Dakota Wood ~ “War Machine,” a newly released film produced by Netflix, is a satirical skewering of the U.S. war effort in Afghanistan. It stars Brad Pitt as a very thinly veiled version of Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the senior commander of U.S./allied military operations in Afghanistan for a year, from June 2009 until June […]

Afghanistan War Ends – Taliban Claim Victory

December 30, 2014 by

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Way back in March of 2008, almost seven years ago now, I did something I rarely did. I left a comment at an Internet Blog Site, this site here in fact. I have a good friend who lives in Stockton in California, someone I had known for almost three years at that time, and we […]

Leaving Afghanistan, Repeating Iraq

December 30, 2014 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ You don’t have to be a soldier or diplomat to ask whether President Obama’s withdrawal of our troops from Afghanistan on December 31 is a good idea or not. Consider what happened when he withdrew our troops from Iraq in 2011. The answer to that is the Islamic State which filled […]

Extortion 17: A Scandal Worse Than Benghazi?

February 3, 2014 by

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By LTC Allen West (U.S. Army Ret) ~ Parents, children, spouses, and relatives send their loved ones off into the US military service with a trust that their beloved will have leaders, both military and civilian, who will sacrifice all to protect those in their charge. Our warriors go into battle believing they must fight […]