SWJ Editors

Confusion in Afghanistan - Ehsan Ahrari, Khaleej Times opinion. As President Barack H. Obama is edging toward making up his mind about accepting, partially accepting, or not accepting General...

Views on Afghanistan Buildup Bring Clinton and Gates Together in an Alliance - Mark Landler and Thom Shanker, New York Times. The last time the Obama administration arrived at a moment of truth in...

The Real Afghan Lessons From Vietnam - Lewis Sorley, Wall Street Journal opinion. More than 30 years have passed since North Vietnam, in gross violation of the 1973 Paris Peace Accords, conquered...

What Failure in Afghanistan? - Fareed Zakaria, Washington Post opinion. At the heart of Gen. Stanley McChrystal's request for a major surge in troops is the assumption that we are failing in...

Civilian Goals Largely Unmet in Afghanistan - Elisabeth Bumiller and Mark Landler, New York Times. Even as President Obama leads an intense debate over whether to send more troops to Afghanistan,...

Counterintuitive Counterinsurgency - Richard Fontaine and John Nagl, Los Angeles Times opinion. As the Obama administration debates whether to stick with the counterinsurgency strategy for...