Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Commentaries, Opinions, And Editorials -- June 29, 2010

ZABUL PATROL - U.S. Army soldiers walk along the bank of a stream looking for weapons caches while on patrol in Zabul province, Afghanistan, June 25, 2010. The soldiers are assigned to Company D, 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. William Tremblay

The 30-Year War in Afghanistan -- George Friedman, Stratfor/Real Clear World

The Afghan War is the longest war in U.S. history. It began in 1980 and continues to rage. It began under Democrats but has been fought under both Republican and Democratic administrations, making it truly a bipartisan war. The conflict is an odd obsession of U.S. foreign policy, one that never goes away and never seems to end. As the resignation of Gen. Stanley McChrystal reminds us, the Afghan War is now in its fourth phase.

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Commentaries, Opinions, And Editorials

Obama's muddled Afghan obsession
-- Washington Times

Where Theories of Warfare Go to Die -- Robert Dreyfuss, Mother Jones

President Obama's detrimental deadlines -- Marc A. Thiessen, Washington Post

'Russian spies' bungle was epic -- David Hearst, Guardian

Is Obama Failing Congo? -- Dana Goldstein, The Daily Beast

Obama's 5 foreign-policy victories -- Robert Kagan, Washington Post

Unfinished Business: For 65 years, Japanese corporations have escaped responsibility for abusing American POWs during World War II. -- Christian Caryl, Foreign Policy

Who's Weathering the Global Recession? -- Real Clear World

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