January 29, 2014

Afghanistan's Army Can't Read or Fight

James Gibney, Bloomberg

The Associated Press

Would it be nice if all 352,000 members of the ANSF could read and write their own names and count to 1,000? Sure.

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TAGGED: Afghanistan


January 28, 2014
U.S. Must Plan for Life After Hamid Karzai
Max Boot, Commentary
At this point, we need to simply ignore Karzai and try to develop a better relationship with whoever succeeds him. Because if we don’t stay in Afghanistan—and that means more than the 1,000 or 2,000 troops that Joe... more ››
January 28, 2014
America's Afghan Quagmire
Richard Cohen, Washington Post
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January 18, 2014
America's Endless Afghan Endgame
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January 17, 2014
Obama Was Never Serious About Afghanistan
Charles Krauthammer, NR
Iraq is a dumb war, said Obama repeatedly. It’s a war of choice. Afghanistan is a war of necessity, the central front in the War on Terror. Having run on that, Obama had a need to at least make a show of trying to win the good... more ››