Topic: Anthony Cordesman
The US and Afghan President Hamid Karzai have sniping at each other as a new Afghanistan war offensive nears. But the Obama administration offered an olive branch Sunday.
04/12/2010 05:04 pm
But in many ways, the harder part is still ahead. In the 'clear-hold-build' counterinsurgency strategy under Obama and his top military commander in Afghanistan, Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the 'hold' phase - sustaining security - is much more difficult.
02/18/2010 02:43 pm
A new study, the Human Security Report, argues that politics and fund-raising priorities often lead to overestimates of war deaths, touching off a controversy among the researchers who work on the issue.
01/22/2010 04:48 pm
The 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, set to deploy to waters of the Middle East – potentially to support the mission in Afghanistan – is now headed to Haiti first. It's a sign of the depth of the humanitarian crisis.
01/20/2010 08:30 pm
The Pentagon seeks metrics to show whether it is meeting its goals in the Afghanistan war, and will be able to start withdrawing in 2011.
12/14/2009 12:18 pm
Sunday's missile tests come after the US, Britain, and France revealed Iran's secret nuclear facility, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is urging US lawmakers to act now.
09/27/2009 01:00 am
Afghan leaders say any effort that doesn't address election fraud and corrupt officials will fail.
09/23/2009 01:00 am
Mullen's comments to Congress Tuesday were the first time he has gone on record saying the Afghan war needs even more American forces.
09/16/2009 01:00 am
Gen. Stanley McChrystal submitted his recommendations Monday for a revised strategy to turn around the conflict.
09/01/2009 01:00 am
At least 86 people were killed in the worst bombing since February 2008, presenting a serious challenge to the Shiite-led government.
08/19/2009 01:00 am