Taliban Rocket Attack Damages JCS Chairman’s Plane in Afghanistan

By: Tuesday August 21, 2012 9:35 am

I’ve been lax in getting around to the disturbing acceleration of “green-on-blue” incidents in Afghanistan. The entire situation is kind of too depressing to contemplate. We’re coming up on the 11th anniversary of war in that country, and even a process like recruitment for the local security forces, which everyone has touted as the best [...]

Does Today’s Afghanistan Violence Mirror the Tet Offensive

By: Monday January 18, 2010 12:11 pm

I saw a few comments that today’s Taliban assault on Kabul had people asking, “What’s Pashto for Tet?” And certainly, this assault in the capital, thought to be the safest location in the country, is notable for its brazenness. But Afghan security forces have now restored order. Taliban gunmen launched a brazen assault on the [...]

Foreign Service Officer Resigns His Post In Afghanistan

By: Tuesday October 27, 2009 7:13 am

I agree with Spencer Ackerman that this is a big deal – a Foreign Service officer with previous experience in the Marines has resigned his post in Afghanistan, specifically in protest over the war, which he claims “fuels the insurgency.” “I have lost understanding of and confidence in the strategic purposes of the United States’ [...]

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