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If Only…

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In Robert Farley
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On July 5, 2010
This seems optimistic: As you may have heard, Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele is in the news again, and not in a good way, with reports of a speech he made in Connecticut referring to the war in Afghanistan as “a war of Obama’s choosing,” and warning of the futility of a “land war […]

Ricks in Lexington

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On March 25, 2010

While I’m on the subject of Tom Ricks… Last month, Tom Ricks visited the Patterson School and gave a couple of talks about Iraq. One talk was for the Patterson students, and the other for

The building blocks of the Afghan National Army: The Afghan government is dominated by former mujahedeen guerrillas; both the minister of defense and the army chief of staff are former anti-Soviet insurgents. Most ANA generals and colonels appointed to serve just below them, however, are veterans of the Soviet-built Afghan military that hunted these insurgents […]

Great Gamble Addendum

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On January 12, 2010

Ralph, in comments to the Great Gamble review: Soviet casualties and aircraft losses (reported thru military channels to the General Staff) were much lower than what is popularly believed. The Soviets

Back to Af-Pak

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On January 7, 2010
David Axe and the folks at War is Boring have an ambitious journalistic project, and could use your assistance. If you have a chance, drop a quarter in the jar. Share
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