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    Ghosts of Obama’s Failed Iraq Policy Continue to Haunt

    While the world’s attention has been focused on violent clashes in Egypt and reports of chemical weapons use in Syria, Iraq has been sliding back to the brink of civil war. Sectarian violence in the country has returned to levels not seen since the U.S. troop surge and the Anbar … More

    Debate Prep: Our Longest War - Afghanistan and Pakistan

    The final presidential debate, on foreign policy, is scheduled for Monday, October 22. Moderator Bob Schieffer announced that the topics will be: “America’s Role in the World,” “Our Longest War—Afghanistan and Pakistan,” “Red Lines—Israel and Iran,” “The Changing Middle East and the New Face of Terrorism,” and “The Rise of … More

    General Jack Keane: Staying the Course in Afghanistan

    Displaying confidence in the American strategy in Afghanistan, Retired General Jack Keane, a well-respected commentator on national security affairs, emphatically stated in an interview with Fox News that reacting to the tragic murder of 16 Afghan civilians by accelerating the withdrawal of U.S. troops would be a mistake, and one … More

    Grumbling on Capitol Hill About Administration’s Timeline for Afghanistan

    Secretary of Defense Robert Gates told Senate Republicans last week that he would try to fix the problem caused by the Obama Administration’s mixed messages about its commitment to the war in Afghanistan. Alex Bolton Friday reported in The Hill that Gates told a group of Republican Senators in a … More

    Afghanistan: Time to Rethink the Timeline

    President Obama has stated that his decision to relieve Gen. Stanley McChrystal and replace him with Gen. David Petraeus is a change of personnel, but not of policy.  But many analysts believe that a change of policy is also in order. Daniel Serwer, Vice President of the Centers for Peacebuilding … More

    Timelines Gone Wild!

    When is a timeline not really a timeline? When the President says so. See GITMO, Healthcare, etc…now add Afghanistan. At a press conference today, President Obama said of his Afghanistan withdrawal timeline, “We didn’t say we’d be switching off the lights and closing the door behind us. We said we’d … More

    Heritage Foundation Statement on the War in Afghanistan

    The artificial Afghanistan withdrawal deadline has obviously caused some of our military leaders to question our strategy in Afghanistan. That deadline, which President Barack Obama announced to the American people, the military, our allies and our enemies on December 1, 2009, has provoked many — including the government in Kabul, … More