November 6, 2012

West Must Not Resort to Expediency in Afghanistan

Dan Jarvis, The Staggers

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The US and its allies should take a much harder look at our partners against the Taliban.

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TAGGED: United States, Taliban, Afghanistan


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Mali: Get Ready for the Next War
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November 2, 2012
Why the U.S. Needs Muslim Allies
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October 25, 2012
Drones Are Not the Root of Pakistan's Problems
Michael Krepon, Dawn
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