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Update: Torture, The STL in Lebanon, and Obama’s “Way Forward” in Afghanistan

Today we introduce a new feature in The Trenchant Observer, an occasional column commenting on some of the more important events of the previous weeks in international affairs, as seen by the Observer. This week’s…




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After McChrystal: Obama, Petraeus, and Fixing a Failed Strategy in Afghanistan

The newspapers will be filled for days with information and views regarding Obama’s June 23 firing of General Stanley McChrystal and his replacement by General David Petraeus as commander of U.S. and allied forces in…


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McChrystal, Petraeus, COIN, and Fixing a Failed Strategy in Afghanistan

The newspapers will be filled for days with information and views regarding Obama’s meeting with Stanley McChrystal and his Afghanistan team on Wednesday, June 23, in Washington. McChrystal’s negative comments about his colleagues as reported…