Thirty-thousand is not enough.
The costs of doing business in Afghanistan.
Obama's Afghanistan War problem in a nutshell.
Playing domestic politics with Afghanistan will only further undermine Obama's war policy.
It didn't work with Bill and it won't work with Islamic militants.
Avoiding civilian casualties where possible is an integral element of American war fighting.
The world is depending on General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, whose army might be as reluctant as the Shah's to fire at its own people.
What's holding back its army at this critical juncture?
In that double-dealing way of his, President Obama flip-flops on troop reinforcement and targets Karzai as the next Diem.