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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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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.

The South Asia Channel

Publish At Your Peril

South Asia remains one of the most repressed regions for journalists and by governments muzzling the freedoms of the press, the region’s democratic gains are in jeopardy.

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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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Obama Picks Top Marine as Next Chairman of the Joint Chiefs

General Joseph Dunford will be the first officer to have commanded all U.S. troops in one of the two war zones to assume the Pentagon’s top military post.

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Afghanistan is Failing to Help Abused Women

Abuse against women in Afghan homes is horrifyingly pervasive; around 87 percent of Afghan women are believed to have experienced domestic abuse at least once. What is Afghanistan doing to end the abuse?

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