SWJ Editors

Worst Case Unfolding in Afghanistan? - Greg Grant, DoD Buzz. What if the entire US strategy in Afghanistan is based on a flawed premise? A counterinsurgency campaign is waged to defeat insurgents...

Obama's Afghan Hopes Meet Reality - Jim Hoagland, Washington Post opinion. The aftermath of Afghanistan's elections has been uglier and more consequential than the campaign that preceded the voting...

Pentagon Keeps Wary Watch as Troops Blog - James Dao, New York Times. ... There are two sides to the military's foray into the freewheeling world of the interactive Web. At the highest echelons of...

Secretary of Defense Robert Gates' first interview with Al-Jazeera. More on Secretary Gates 4 September interview with Al-Jazeera: Secretary Gates Interview with Al Jazeera at the Pentagon -...

Crux of Afghan Debate: Will More Troops Curb Terror? - Eric Schmitt and Scott Shane, New York Times. ... most specialists on counterterrorism and counterinsurgency, inside and outside the government...

Lieutenant Colonel North on Poppy By Allison Brown Everyone has read by now that Afghanistan's poppy production is down for the second year running because the farmgate price is too low for farmers...