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Tales of war: Getting 12 approvals for a relatively minor mission in Afghanistan

Best Defense is in summer re-runs. This item originally appeared on November 24, 2014.

Shadow Government

How Do the Republican Candidates Stack Up on Afghanistan?

Donald Trump recently failed the “commander-in-chief” test. At an event with pollster Frank Luntz on Saturday, Trump ignited a firestorm by mocking Sen. John McCain ...

The South Asia Channel

Who’s Talking for the Taliban?

The Afghan government's discussions with the Taliban earlier this month sparked hope for an eventual peace process, but were those in attendance speaking on behalf of the Taliban? Or will rifts between the Taliban's political office in Doha and the factions in the field prove fatal to negotiations?

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