The Smartest Man In the Room

I've been a Holbrooke skeptic for years, unimpressed with his public responses to Bosnia-Herzegovina's persistent failure to thrive. He faced years of criticism for the General Framework Agreement for Peace, an imperfect document that may have been the least bad…

Ghosts of Vietnam

George Packer's profile of Richard Holbrooke, Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, provides some interesting material to chew on. Packer's two main themes are Holbrooke's force of character - he has a large ego and big personality, and overwhelms everything…

Omnivore 25/09/09

UK Strategy & Defence Policy: Have Your Say, David Betz, Kings of War The Army Wants Your Comments, Robert Haddick, Small Wars Journal A Real Plot and Real CT, Bernard Finel, BernardFinel.com Crossfire Forces Wardak Farmers Off Land, Habiburahman Ibrahimi,…

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