How Not to Defeat al Qaeda

September 28, 2009 - Institute for the Study of War

To win in Afghanistan requires troops on the ground. More analysis by Fred and Kim Kagan.

Securing Helmand: Understanding and Responding to the Enemy

September 28, 2009 -

ISW Research Analyst Jeffrey A. Dressler explores the enemy system in Helmand Province and provides a thorough analysis of ISAF operations against the enemy.

"No Alternative"-Guest Blog @ New York Times

September 22, 2009 -

ISW President Kimberly Kagan and American Enterprise Institute's Director of Critical Threats Project Fred Kagan present their comprehensive strategy for success in Afghanistan.

A Comprehensive Strategy: Afghanistan Force Requirements

September 21, 2009 - Kimberly Kagan

Dr. Kimberly Kagan of ISW and Dr. Frederick W. Kagan of AEI team up to produce a detailed PowerPoint presentation on Afghanistan force requirements based on GEN. McChrystal's strategic review.

"Can Iraq Awakening be repeated..."

September 15, 2009 - Kimberly Kagan

The latest Washington Examiner opinion piece by ISW President Dr. Kimberly Kagan in the Washington Examiner.

"The Afghan Illusion" (Washington Post)

September 13, 2009 - Kimberly Kagan

The most recent Washington Post article written by ISW's Dr. Kimberly Kagan, LTG James M. Dubik, and AEI's Frederick W. Kagan, on the state of Afghanistan's security forces.

Jeff Dressler On Afghan Surge Debate (Real Clear World Blog)

September 1, 2009 -

The day after Gen. Stanley McChrystal sent his strategic assessment to the Pentagon, the call for retreat is already being sounded, this time, from columnist George Will.

Book Review: Wrapping up operations in Iraq

August 25, 2009 - Institute for the Study of War

Gary Anderson reviews Dr. Kimberly Kagan's new book "The Surge: A Military History" on The Washington Times website.

Building Security Forces and Ministerial Capacity: Iraq as a Primer

August 18, 2009 - LTG James M. Dubik (U.S. Army, Ret.)

This report discusses the best practices in building security forces and ministerial capacity in Iraq.

Afghan army and police forces must grow much larger

August 18, 2009 - Kimberly Kagan

More U.S. troops are needed in Afghanistan in part because there are too few Afghan National Security Forces, and they are not yet effective enough to conduct counterinsurgency missions.