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June 22, 2011 | Lawfare

Duke Law Discussion of Theater Detention Operations

Some time back, I spoke at a panel at Duke Law School on detention policy alongside, among others, Michael Gottlieb, who had just completed a fourteen month tour as the top civilian official in Task Force 435 in Afghanistan...
June 22, 2011 | Arena (Politico)

Can Obama split the difference on Afghanistan?

If President Obama were as good at governance as he is at politics, he would defer to our generals on the best tactics and timing for ending the war in Afghanistan and use his time reviewing the generals’ results and mobilizing public support for a victorious outcome...
June 17, 2011 | Shadow Government (Foreign Policy)

Afghanistan Strategy Review, Mod 4

If President Obama chooses to disregard our military and civilian defense leadership's counsel on Afghanistan, he will owe them -- and us -- an explanation...
June 8, 2011 | Thoughtful Ideas

U.S. Troop Strength in Iraq and Afghanistan

A deficit reduction agreement with Republicans will be easier to reach if overseas military expenditures decline in keeping with projected draw downs of U.S. forces in both countries...
June 3, 2011 | New Republic

Robert Gates Is Right About Iraq

We've made progress—and we shouldn't remove all U.S. troops...
May 31, 2011 | Shadow Government (Foreign Policy)

Can we afford the Afghan war?

...[I]t is dangerous to argue the cost of prosecuting a war that, while high, is marginal to our expenditures and by no means the driver of our debt, cannot be afforded...
April 30, 2011 | Advancing a Free Society

Your AID Dollars At Work

At a time when USAID is asking American taxpayers to borrow 43 cents of every dollar we spend on foreign assistance, they need to perform an awful lot better than they have in Afghanistan to justify the money we are giving them...
April 13, 2011 | National Review Online

Yes, Libya Is Not Iraq

However each may turn out in the long run, Iraq in 2003 made sense; Libya in 2011 does not...
April 7, 2011 | National Review Online

Blame the Pastor?

Terry Jones is not responsible for those 43 deaths...
January 24, 2011 | Shadow Government (Foreign Policy)

State of the Union: Obama's chance to define the landscape of the U.S. economy and Afghanistan

The State of the Union address presents the last real opportunity before the opposition in Congress redefines the political landscape...