US Forces in Afghanistan: Too Big to Succeed
(President Obama with Afghanistan President Karzai, Pakistan President Zardari and Vice President Biden during a statement in the Grand Foyer of the White House May 6, 2009.
Tom Donilon, President Obama’s National Security Adviser, once told me that the thing he most needed but rarely had was “time to think.” Donilon has almost single-handedly recrafted the national security decision making process from one in the George W.
The greatest dog in the world, Oakley the Amazing Weimaraner, turned 9 two days ago — and one of his dads has been too busy working on Afghanistan troop issue discussions behind the scenes to post a celebratory note to him.
This is a guest note by Salman Al-Rashid, a Master’s student at Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service and a former intern with the New America Foundation’s Middle East Task Force. Against the backdrop of this watershed moment in Arab history, a Cold War between Saudi Arabia and Iran has emerged.
This morning I’m sitting in the Coffee Cat in Easton, Maryland. Frederick Douglass was born nine miles from here.
While I am deeply disturbed by former CIA analyst Glenn Carle‘s recent revelations that there was a White House-directed appeal to the CIA to dig up dirt on my friend and blogging comrade Juan Cole, I am not surprised at all by this news. The George W.