The Battle for Marjah


APTOPIX Afghanistan

The largest U.S.-led offensive to date in Afghanistan targets a Taliban stronghold.

U.S. Marines Are Landing – And Taliban Knows All About It


The United States Marines, America’s best and bravest, are about to land in the Town of Marja, southern Afghanistan.  The news is already out.  Meetings have gone on for weeks to alert the Marja townspeople.  The tribal elders know about it.  It’s in the Los Angeles Times.  It’s all over Afghanistan.  Hell and the entire [...]

U.S. Combat Officers Under Fire For American Troop Deaths Caused By Obama-McChrystal Hearts And Minds Policies


There is a saying in police work and in military service that certain very noxious, offensive substances always roll downhill. That is to say, foul-ups instigated by bad policy will always be blamed on the lowest possible links in the chain of command.  Such is the case now in Afghanistan.
Diana West writes extensively about [...]

How to Fight a Better War – by Jacob Laksin


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To prevail in Afghanistan, the U.S. must improve its intelligence gathering.

Apparently Nobody on the White House National Security Team Takes Meeting Minutes


For those of us concerned about President Barack Obama’s seriousness in prosecuting the War in Afghanistan, last night Sean Hannity offered a brand new cause for doubt – and it’s a doozy:
Video: Sean Hannity, 12/7/09

Hannity highlighted a Washington Post report recounting a jaw-dropping set of White House meetings with General Stanley McChrystal:
In June, McChrystal [...]

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“Stop Making our Troops Suffer in Order to Make our Generals Happy.” Meltdown with Keith Olbermann Part 18


Keith Olbermann outdid himself Monday night on the eve of President Obama—finally—announcing his strategy for the war in Afghanistan.
He told the President to “get out now,” because the General advising him is a liar, and that the generals advising him are “in the war business,” conduct “war for the sake of war,” are looking for [...]

Obama’s Hedged Bet on Afghanistan – by Jacob Laksin


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The president backs a strategy for success – but with a political timeline attached.

The Left Denounces Obama’s War


The anti-war Left is not even waiting until President Obama delivers his speech on Afghanistan tonight to denounce him.   His own friends are now turning on the poor guy.
Obama is going to begin to understand what George Bush had to put up with.  And it may even get more vitriolic since the Leftists who helped [...]