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.
Dr. Kimberly Kagan, President of ISW, is interviewed by the Council on Foreign Relations about Afghanistan's troop deficit.
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.
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.
ISW Communication Director Megan Ortagus writes an editorial in the Philadelphia Inquirer about USMC Operation Dagger.
ISW President Kimberly Kagan writes an editorial in the Washington Examiner on the new American leadership in Afghanistan and NATO.
Sec. Gates and Adm. Mullen discuss the replacement of General David McKiernan with Lt. General Stanley McChrystal
The Development of ISAF
This document describes the American forces available for deployment to Afghanistan in the coming year.
If you believe the headlines, Afghanistan is "the graveyard of empires," a "quagmire" and a "fiasco," the place where President Barack Obama will meet his "Vietnam."