Tag: Afghanistan

Featured article: When Diplomacy Fails: Consent, Risk and Modern Warfare by M. Shane Riza I sat on troop seats in the back of a KC-135 Stratotanker crossing the Atlantic the week before Christmas 1998. My feet were experiencing negative temperatures, while my head felt like it was in the tropics. Such is the environmental control […]

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Featured article: Defeating the Taliban’s Shadow Government: A Foreign Internal Governance Strategy by Daniel R. Green As the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (GIRoA) assumes greater control of its sovereignty and the U.S. presence in Afghanistan diminishes, the ability of Special Operations Forces (SOF) to exercise positive political influence on both GIRoA and […]

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Featured article: An Institutional Analysis of the Commander’s Emergency Response Program by Timothy D. Gatlin The U.S. military has been engaged in protracted warfare in Iraq and Afghanistan for more than a decade, and every aspect of the nation’s strategy, doctrine, and tactical operations is the topic of intense debate among academics, the general public, […]

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Featured article: Musicians of Mars: Attaining Interagency Consensus on Perpetual War in Afghanistan by Robert H. Gregory, Jr. There is still a tendency in each separate unit… to be a one-handed puncher. By that I mean the rifleman wants to shoot, the tanker to charge, the artilleryman to fire…. That is not the way to win battles. If the band […]

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Featured article: The Looming Crisis in Afghan Local Government by Daniel R. Green While much of the debate about the war in Afghanistan focuses on troop levels and the pace of the drawdown, a similar reduction of the U.S. civilian interagency may have more far-reaching consequences. Although located primarily in Afghanistan’s capital of Kabul, members of the U.S. […]

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Featured article: Afghanistan Army Development: What Went Wrong by Tommy J. Tracy In the summer of 2009, after an abrupt International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) leadership change from General McKiernan to General McChrystal, preparation for a surge of forces and a fresh approach toward Afghanistan’s security situation ensued—ironically not one designed to ensure victory over an insurgency, but […]

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Posted: September 6, 2016 by the

Featured article: The Impact of Worldviews on Training and Education in Iraq and Afghanistan by Ted A. Thomas and Seth George As a civil engineer working for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1986, I was assigned as the project engineer for building an F-16 airbase in Beni Suef, Egypt. The airbase was in the final […]

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Posted: April 21, 2015 by the

On April 20, the State Department announced it would be part of an interagency team that will take part in bilateral consultations on Afghanistan…

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Erin Logan, principal director for counternarcotics and global threats with the Department of Defense, warned about the growing danger of narcotics originating in Afghanistan in an address to the Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control earlier this month…

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