Afghanistan


Webinar – Security Through Education: The Role of the American University of Afghanistan…



Webinar – Security Through Education: The Role of the American University of Afghanistan…
The International Stability Operations Association will present on December 2, 2020, a webinar on the future of Afghanistan and the role of Afghan women promoting lasting change to their Nation, through the lens of Women, Peace and Security imperatives. “Security Through Education: The Role of the American University of Afghanistan… Read More

‘The General and the Ambassador’ discuss USAID in war zones



‘The General and the Ambassador’ discuss USAID in war zones
“The General and the Ambassador: A Conversation” recently released their fiftieth episode. In this episode, Ambassador (retired) Deborah McCarthy discusses the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) role in war zones in Iraq and Afghanistan with Senior Mission Directors Hilda “Bambi” Arellano and Ken Yamashita. Arellano and Yamashita describe the… Read More

Featured Article: When Diplomacy Fails…



Featured Article: When Diplomacy Fails…
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.… Read More

Featured Article: Defeating the Taliban’s Shadow Government…



Featured Article: Defeating the Taliban’s Shadow Government…
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… Read More

Featured Article: The Commander’s Emergency Response Program



Featured Article: The Commander’s Emergency Response Program
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… Read More

Featured Article: Musicians of Mars…



Featured Article: Musicians of Mars…
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… Read More

InterAgency Journal 9-4



InterAgency Journal 9-4
Inside this issue: Features Collaborating to Solve National Science and Technology Challenges in a Time of Scarcity by Ian G. Brosnan and Jonathan Stock Strategic Defense Impacts of Climate Change: An Interagency Challenge by Wendell Chris King Musicians of Mars: Attaining Interagency Consensus on Perpetual War in Afghanistan by Robert… Read More

Featured Article: The Looming Crisis in Afghan Local Government



Featured Article: The Looming Crisis in Afghan Local Government
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… Read More

Featured Article: Afghanistan Army Development…



Featured Article: Afghanistan Army Development…
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… Read More