A map of southern Helmand Province, Afghanistan.
ISW has released a new set of maps from our latest report on Helmand Province, Afghanistan. The maps can be viewed in high resolution and downloaded to your computer.
Eight years on, the Obama administration is reconsidering first principles for the war effort, despite articulating its goals for the region earlier this year.
Don't Go Wobbly on Afghanistan
President Obama was right in March.
The Weekly Standard, By Frederick W. Kagan and Kimberly Kagan, October 12, 2009
Don't Believe That We Can Afford to Lose
10 Steps to Victory in Afghanistan
The New York Times, By Kimberly Kagan and Frederick W. Kagan, October 3, 2009
Dr. Kimberly Kagan (ISW) and Dr. Fred Kagan (AEI) have produced a second report considering how enemy groups would respond to several US Policy scenarios.
To win in Afghanistan requires troops on the ground. More analysis by Fred and Kim Kagan.
ISW Research Analyst Jeffrey A. Dressler explores the enemy system in Helmand Province and provides a thorough analysis of ISAF operations against the enemy.