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Fighting corruption and other challenges in Dexter Filkins’ Corrupt-istan

To the Observer, the idea of trying to make Karzai a more central player in efforts to root out corruption in his own government sounds like giving Al Capone a more central role in cleaning up Chicago.


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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…