The Haqqani Network

October 12, 2010 - Jeffrey Dressler

The Haqqani network, which has the backing of elements within the Pakistani security establishment, is one of Afghanistan’s most experienced and sophisticated insurgent organizations.

Iraqi Police Priorities (Small Wars Journal)

October 4, 2010 - LTG James M. Dubik (U.S. Army, Ret.)

Iraqi Police Priorities

by LTG (Ret.) James M. Dubik

Published via the Small Wars Journal.

After The Surge: Task Force Raider's Experience in Iraq

October 1, 2010 - Institute for the Study of War

U.S. Army units rotating into Iraq in the fall of 2008 faced new challenges that would test their collective agility, professionalism, competence, and creativity.

The Fight For Marjah (Small Wars Journal)

September 30, 2010 - Institute for the Study of War

In response to violent and rampant insurgent operations in the Taliban stronghold of Marjah, ISAF and the Government of Afghanistan began implementing a population-centric counterinsurgency campaign.

Force Disposition: Afghanistan/Pakistan Border

September 23, 2010 - Maggie Rackl

This map illustrates force disposition of the Afghanistan/Pakistan border.

"Afghanistan: It's Not Over" by LTG James Dubik (Ret.) (Small Wars Journal)

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. Prior to deploying, I made a series of rounds in the Pentagon and on Capitol Hill. I was met with more condolences than congratulations. The general feeling, no pun intended, was that the war was lost and it was only a matter of time before we would admit our defeat and withdraw. I am getting the same “all is lost” attitude about Afghanistan from what I read and hear around the Washington, D.C. Beltway.

MAP: Disposition of U.S. Forces in Iraq

September 1, 2010 - Maggie Rackl

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 - Marisa Cochrane Sullivan

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.