Topic: Fred Kagan
Bigger commitment of Afghan forces and closer cooperation with the Karzai government are new elements of the Obama strategy evident in the latest offensive in Marjah.
02/14/2010 05:25 pm
President Obama and the Pentagon have ruled out US troops in Yemen. The US will have to rely on civilian aid – which has been ineffective in Iraq and Afghanistan – to undermine Al Qaeda.
01/12/2010 06:47 pm
Defense Secretary Gates says deadlines, whether for the Pentagon bureaucracy or for Afghanistan leaders, are the best way to get things done.
12/04/2009 12:00 am
Violence reduced over the summer, but attacks surged in Baghdad and Ninewa Province and some US bases since American troops withdrew from the cities.
09/11/2009 01:00 am
His announcement raises concerns about the ability and loyalty of the ‘Sons of Iraq’ neighborhood-watch program.
09/10/2008 01:00 am
A key component is likely to be more troops, but the strategy must go beyond that, experts say.
07/24/2008 01:00 am