SWJ Editors

Should Obama Go 'All In' On Afghanistan? - Andrew J. Bacevich, Los Angeles Times opinion. Back in January when he took office, Barack Obama had amassed a very considerable pile of chips. Events...

This just released by the Institute for the Study of War: Building Security Forces and Ministerial Capacity: Iraq as a Primer by LTG James M. Dubik (U.S. Army, Ret.). Full report here. Overview...

The Afghanistan Abyss - Nicholas Kristof, New York Times opinion. President Obama has already dispatched an additional 21,000 American troops to Afghanistan and soon will decide whether to send...

A Stable Pakistan Needs a Stable Afghanistan - Frederick W. Kagan, Wall Street Journal opinion. Winning the war in Afghanistan - creating a stable and legitimate Afghan state that can control its...

In Afghanistan, Let's Keep It Simple - Ahmed Rashid, Washington Post opinion. For much of the 20th century before the Soviet invasion in 1979, Afghanistan was a peaceful country living in harmony...

Why We're Getting it Wrong in Afghanistan - Anthony King, Prospect. Writing in this month's Prospect, Stephen Grey details the political and military mistakes that have been made in Helmand. Perhaps...