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Why ‘Train, Advise, and Assist’ Should Begin with ‘Assess’

The NATO Resolute Support Mission’s (RSM’s) mandate to “train, advise, and assist,” but a better prerogative would be to “assess, train, advice, and assist.”

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Afghanistan’s Missing Link: Women Leaders

Afghan women can't be left out of the negotiations concerning the future of Afghanistan. Both President Obama and President Ghani need to address the historic role of the United States in perpetuating the abject status of Afghan women.

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Here’s Osama Bin Laden’s Letter to the American People

Osama bin Laden promised endless war in a newly declassified letter to the American people.

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Too Late To Tango? Ashraf Ghani’s Risky Outreach To Pakistan

A resurgence of fighting may mean Ghani's strategy of reaching out to Pakistan is too late. But did he have other options?

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Diversionary Tactics

The Taliban's offensive in Kunduz province is a diversion that will serve to distract the Afghan army away from the real goal -- Helmand province.

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