Omnivore 09/10/09

Testing Obama’s Doctrine, David Ignatus, Washington Post Civilian, Military Officials At Odds Over Resources For Afghanistan, Rajiv Chandrasekaran, Washington Post Taliban Announces That It Poses No International Threat, Jason Burke, Guardian This Week At War: Where is Jones? Robert Haddick, Foreign… Read More ›

O’Hanlon Elaborates on McChrystal

I took a swipe at Michael O’Hanlon last Friday on the AfPak Channel, as did a few others elsewhere, for his cursory comments on communication between President Omaba and General Stanley McChrystal. O’Hanlon elaborates in today’s WaPo. Go read.

Omnivore 02/10/09

The Smartest Man in the Room, Richard C. Holbrooke, Harper’s Magazine Who’s Afraid of a Terrorist Haven? Paul R. Pillar, Washington Post Should US Focus on Al Qaeda Havens? Kim Ghattas, BBC News A Showdown in Waziristan: Tackling a Taliban… Read More ›

Flipping the COIN

Rick “Ozzie” Nelson, Senior Fellow at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies,  raises a few interesting points about counterinsurgency and counterterrorism in Afghanistan. “Counterinsurgency doctrine, or COIN,” he writes, “has captured the hearts and minds of many in the D.C. policy… Read More ›