SWJ Editors

No Substitute for Boots on the Ground - Vincent J. Heintz, Wall Street Journal opinion. In 2008 I commanded a team of US Army combat advisers in northern Afghanistan's remote Chahar Darreh district...

Perhaps we should strike COIN and CT from the lexicon and talk about real strategy of ends, ways, and means instead of trying to devise strategy based on formulas (e.g., 20-25 troops for every 1000...

Testing Obama's Doctrine - David Ignatius, Washington Post opinion. Is there an "Obama Doctrine" lurking among the zigs and zags of the president's foreign policy over these first nine months? I...

Afghan War Debate Now Leans to Focus on Al Qaeda - Peter Baker and Eric Schmitt, New York Times. President Obama's national security team is moving to reframe its war strategy by emphasizing the...

Civilian, Military Officials at Odds Over Resources Needed for Afghan Mission - Rajiv Chandrasekaran, Washington Post. In early March, after weeks of debate across a conference table in the...

Afghanistan Journal at Politics Daily. How the Taliban Might Respond to McChrystal's New War Plan The Taliban's response to the Afghan war strategy proposed by Gen. Stanley McChrystal could be...