September 2, 2010 - LTG James M. Dubik (U.S. Army, Ret.)

"In May, 2007 I deployed to Iraq to become the Commanding General responsible for accelerating the growth of the Iraqi Security Forces in size, capability, and confidence.

MAP: Disposition of U.S. Forces in Iraq

September 1, 2010

Map contains information on Advise and Assist Brigades (AABs) remaining in Iraq as of September 1, 2010.

Status Update: Shi'a Militias in Iraq

August 16, 2010 -

Enemy networks including both al-Qaeda-Iraq and Shi’a militias have been degraded by Iraqi and U.S. operations; however, extremists continue to seek to destabilize the country.

Don't cut funding for civilian 'presence posts' in Iraq (The Hill)

August 6, 2010

ISW's Marisa Cochrane Sullivan writes in The Hill's Congressional Blog about the recent cuts in the supplemental war funding bill for the Iraq war.

Uncertain Future for the Sons of Iraq

August 3, 2010 - Institute for the Study of War

In 2007, after experiencing large losses and increased violence in Iraq, the U.S. adopted a new counterinsurgency strategy that included a troop increase and new emphasis on cooperation with Iraqis.

Analysis of Afghan Defense Appointments

July 20, 2010 - Institute for the Study of War

This Backgrounder analyzes the recent appointments to the Ministry of Defense and Afghan National Army.

Marjah's Lessons for Kandahar

July 9, 2010

As coalition forces look towards Kandahar this summer, lessons from Marjah should be used to inform proper planning and execution in order to avoid the repetition of costly mistakes.

"Did They Forget?" by LTG James Dubik (Ret.)

July 1, 2010 - LTG James M. Dubik (U.S. Army, Ret.)

Regardless of one’s position concerning the war in Iraq, the fact is that blood, sacrifice and treasure—of Iraqi, American and coalition countries— have brought us to a point where a slow end to the insurgency may finally be in sight.

The Irreconcilables: The Haqqani Network

June 28, 2010

The Pakistanis have reportedly offered to help reach out to the murderous Haqqani organization in the hopes of bringing the movement’s leader, Siraj Haqqani, to the negotiating table.

The Irreconcilables: The Haqqani Network

June 28, 2010

This backgrounder outlines the history of the Haqqani Network in Pakistan.