Category Archives: Obama’s Afghanistan Policy

Out of Afghanistan

Your attention please: the mission operations order for the Obama presidency is a successful withdrawal from Afghanistan. This has not been easy for militaries to accomplish in the past, and it remains to be seen if NATO can withdraw in … Continue reading

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Uniform Code Of Military Justice

The general should be required to report to the president the same way privates reported to him when he commanded a company. After stopping three steps away from Obama’s desk, he should have to hold a salute until his superior … Continue reading

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Barack Bush Bashing

The president proves he is just like Bush by repudiating the Bush doctrine. I’m sure there’s a firebagger who can explain to me how that works. The president has a habit of making major policy speeches to the corps of … Continue reading

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Afghanistan and the Obama Military (UPDATE)

Operation Mushtarak began this weekend. The Obama military is going to war under the banner of a non-English noun. Mushtarak is defined as “common,” “joint,” “combined,” “concurrent,” or “collective;” in the Arabic of international relations this word is used to … Continue reading

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Building Afghanistan’s Army

The United States begins Operation Afghanistan with the army we have…and the Afghan army we have. As Maureen Dowd put it, It seems late to realize this, but Gates told reporters he had only recently learned the “eye-opener” that the … Continue reading

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A Map For Redmond

Voila. The emphasis is on cognitive details rather than accurate cartography. Objectives and the physical and human terrain are emphasized. The northern areas are where the “Northern Alliance” chiefs and tribal allies live. Up til now, most of the fighting … Continue reading

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Russ Feingold’s Questions Answered

Russ Feingold asks good questions: Pakistan, in the border region near Afghanistan, is perhaps the epicenter [of global terrorism], although al Qaida is operating all over the world, in Yemen, in Somalia, in northern Africa, affiliates in Southeast Asia. Why … Continue reading

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Dates Certain And Locked-In

So Hillary and Gates came on TV today and said some stuff that progressives won’t like: HILLARY CLINTON: We’re not talking about an exit strategy or a drop dead deadline. What we’re talking about is an assessment that in January … Continue reading

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Tweety’s Military Meme

I’m not going to write a big, long blog post explaining everything that’s wrong with the notion that our military exists in natural opposition to Democratic presidents. It’s sufficient to note that Reagan is often credited with decisions made under … Continue reading

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Leaving Afghanistan

Amid all the hoopla from progressives, the message I get from this is: American troops start leaving Afghanistan in 18 months. I’m not sure which part of that promises “endless war.”

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Afghanistan Delusions

A new Senate report states the obvious: WASHINGTON — Osama bin Laden was unquestionably within reach of U.S. troops in the mountains of Tora Bora when American military leaders made the crucial and costly decision not to pursue the terrorist … Continue reading

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