April 4, 2014

The Men Shaping Our Future in Afghanistan

David Francis, The Fiscal Times

The Associated Press

The winner of Sunday’s election is expected to negotiate a long-term security agreement with the United States. That agreement would determine what kind of presence, if any, the U.S. military would have in Afghanistan beyond 2014. It would also determine the size of the commitment from American NATO allies, and how much the United States would spend to prop up Afghan institutions.

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Yes, the Taliban Are Terrorists
Aziz Hakimi, The Diplomat
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Afghanistan Is No Vietnam
Michael O'Hanlon, The National Interest
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March 23, 2014
Pakistan Sheltered bin Laden? Prove It
Peter Bergen, CNN
I am convinced that there is no evidence that anyone in the Pakistani government, military or intelligence agencies knowingly sheltered bin Laden. more ››