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The DLC faux progressive view on Afghanistan is that liberals, progressives, and Democrats generally should just STFU and get with the program of supporting the president, whatever he decides to do ...
by Alien Abductee
Comment Count 13 comments on Tue Dec 01, 2009 at 03:21 PM PST with 5 Recommends
If the Obama administration and the international community really wanted to fix Afghanistan, they wouldn't be preparing to pour tens of thousands of new combat troops into the country, spending ...
by Alien Abductee
Comment Count 48 comments on Thu Nov 26, 2009 at 07:01 PM PST with 12 Recommends
President Obama is taking his time deciding on how to proceed with Afghanistan, and has asked for new options from military planners for the war. Spencer Ackerman [lays out some of the concerns http:/
by Alien Abductee
Comment Count 61 comments on Thu Nov 05, 2009 at 10:11 PM PST with 9 Recommends
Eminent military historian and professor of international relations Andrew Bacevich notices that when it comes to American policy in Afghanistan, [the emperor has no clothes http://www.tnr.com/...
by Alien Abductee
Comment Count 15 comments on Thu Oct 29, 2009 at 12:45 AM PDT with 10 Recommends
This spring, following a 2 month strategic review, Obama sent 37,000 troops to the Afghan theater. The largest Marine offensive since Vietnam were launched to retake Helmand Province. Now the ...
by Marcion
Comment Count 23 comments on Tue Oct 27, 2009 at 02:17 AM PDT with 11 Recommends
Imagine if the United States had been conquered by Afghanistan, and then we had been occupied for the last eight years. Imagine: The Afghan military has moved ominously around America, heavily ...
by Sunspots
Comment Count 12 comments on Mon Oct 19, 2009 at 10:58 AM PDT with 7 Recommends
The White House leaks stories about Afghanistan every week. -- First, its that Gen. David McKiernan was replaced because he didn't understand strategy. -- Then, Gen. Stanley ...
by vets74
Comment Count 47 comments on Sun Sep 27, 2009 at 03:50 PM PDT with 28 Recommends
The generals are impatient with the White House. General Stanley McChrystal, who took over command of U.S. and NATO troops there in June, passed his strategic assessment seeking more resources and ...
by Meteor Blades
Comment Count 345 comments on Mon Sep 21, 2009 at 09:50 AM PDT with 0 Recommends
Note: Derrick Crowe is the Afghanistan blog fellow for Brave New Foundation / The Seminal . You can ...
by dcrowe
Comment Count 50 comments on Thu Sep 10, 2009 at 07:55 PM PDT with 26 Recommends
Sadly, generating Predator kills has replaced mindful analysis. Predators score zero protecting civilians. Also zeros for back-tracking and for cold trails. Afghanistan should be a tracking ...
by vets74
Comment Count 7 comments on Sat Sep 05, 2009 at 01:04 PM PDT with 2 Recommends
The poisonous tree of counterinsurgency continues to bear fruit in Afghanistan. Reports indicate that tensions are rising over the fraudulent election. The potential for violence is very real. ...
by dcrowe
Comment Count 90 comments on Thu Sep 03, 2009 at 09:57 PM PDT with 14 Recommends
It’s astonishing how many parallels you can find among the defeats of the anti-war movement and the pro-immigrant movement and the defeat in the making of health-care reform. Of course, in ...
by Alfredo Martin Bravo de Rueda Espejo
Comment Count 7 comments on Fri Sep 04, 2009 at 04:19 PM PDT with 4 Recommends
This is the second part of my previous entry. I you find interesting the comments and quotes, consider them an invitation to consider those books in your reading list and get deeper into their ...
by Alfredo Martin Bravo de Rueda Espejo
Comment Count 8 comments on Sat Jul 11, 2009 at 06:23 AM PDT with 7 Recommends
In this entry I am going to share with you comments and quotes from some of the most important books that I have used in my entries. This is a long entry but it addresses many issues so you can ...
by Alfredo Martin Bravo de Rueda Espejo
Comment Count 5 comments on Fri Jul 10, 2009 at 03:39 AM PDT with 7 Recommends
This entry has five parts. The first is inspired in the opposite cases of Wallace and Long and aims to promote the debate among those who think that easy slogans, fashionable formats and cool 30&...
by Alfredo Martin Bravo de Rueda Espejo
Comment Count 9 comments on Sun Jun 21, 2009 at 02:58 PM PDT with 2 Recommends
How did you spend your day? Mine was spent inside the Willard Hotel (down the street from the White House) where I sat through a full day of panel discussions at the 3rd ...
by hegemony57
Comment Count 11 comments on Thu Jun 11, 2009 at 09:08 PM PDT with 1 Recommend
Central Asia is the place where ambitions go to die. For President Obama this means that his historically ambitious first term agenda (...
by hegemony57
Comment Count 13 comments on Tue Jun 09, 2009 at 11:46 AM PDT with 4 Recommends
I was preparing my entry about NumbersUSA and hate groups while I was watching The Young Turks rerun and what I saw made me interrupt that entry to begin this new one. I don’t know all Jesse ...
by Alfredo Martin Bravo de Rueda Espejo
Comment Count 48 comments on Wed May 20, 2009 at 05:54 AM PDT with 5 Recommends
I am far from being an expert on foreign policy but I have read and seen enough to form an opinion or two. This entry is motivated by the Michael Barone’s article published by The Examiner ...
by Alfredo Martin Bravo de Rueda Espejo
Comment Count 2 comments on Tue Apr 21, 2009 at 02:57 PM PDT with 3 Recommends
Over 11 international aid agencies, including Oxfam, ActionAid, CARE Afghanistan and Save the Children UK, have issued ...
by Valtin
Comment Count 38 comments on Mon Apr 06, 2009 at 11:41 PM PDT with 23 Recommends