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.
"With a new commander and a renewed commitment from the commander in chief, we will make military progress in Afghanistan."
Time to Lead, and Live
by LTG James M. Dubik, U.S. Army, (Ret.) ARMY Magazine, June 2010
This backgrounder outlines the complex relationship between private security companies and ISAF in southern Afghanistan.
Kimberly Kagan and Fredrick Kagan write about turmoil of governemnt formation following the Iraqi elections and what the U.S. should do in response.