Get Out of Afghanistan

//www.commondreams.org/video/2009/11/04

Why and To What End in Afghanistan
//www.commondreams.org/view/2009/11/04

Afghanistan as Vietnam: Heeding George Kennan's Wise Advice
//www.commondreams.org/view/2009/11/04-4

Keeping Afghanistan Safe from Democracy
//www.commondreams.org/view/2009/11/04-8

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Get out of Afghanistan

The National Interest
by Charles V. Pena

11/04/09

President Obama is considering two strategies for Afghanistan: sending in as many as 40,000 more troops to wage a full-blown counterinsurgency war (COIN in Army parlance), as General Stanley McChrystal, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, has recommended, or keeping the number of troops at the current level of about 68,000 to wage a more limited, counterterrorist effort aimed at al Qaeda and, to a lesser degree, the Taliban. There is a third option: End our military occupation and leave Afghanistan to the Afghans. Let them deal with al-Qaeda and the Taliban...

//www.nationalinterest.org/Article.aspx?id=22432


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

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Afghanistan and the "Other" Vietnam War

Dallas Darling, Truthout: "When discussing the Vietnam War or comparing it to America's other conflicts, such as the current one in Afghanistan, the 'other' Vietnam War is rarely mentioned. This is very unfortunate, because it might be just the correct path to pursue in seeking a peaceful solution."

//www.truthout.org/1114095



Counterterrorism in Shambles - Why?

Ray McGovern and Coleen Rowley, Truthout: "Yesterday, a blogger with the PBS NewsHour asked former CIA analyst Ray McGovern to respond to three questions regarding recent events involving the CIA, FBI, and the intelligence community in general."

//www.truthout.org/1050912

 

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