Afghanistan–Again

As the Trump administration moves forward on, or perhaps we should just say towards, its strategy for Afghanistan, the various tribes of the foreign policy and political establishment seem no closer to consensus than they have been since at least 2008. In our sixteenth year of war the lack of consensus indicates a lack of …

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Review – Why We Lost: A General’s Inside Account of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars

Why We Lost: A General's Inside Account of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars by Daniel Bolger. Kindle Edition, 565 pages. Published November 11, 2014 by Mariner Books. ASIN: B00KEWAP04 I first published this on Goodreads back in 2014. Someone recently liked it, and the notification caused me to go back and reread it. I'm a …

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Conservatives are Coming to Terms with White Christian Nationalism–Be Very Afraid

Democrats have had a tough year--a really tough year. Much of the struggle resulted from the decision to count on demographic change and the awfulness of Donald Trump to deliver the White House for Hillary Clinton with little regard for Clinton's weakness as a candidate and the realities of polling. Democrats, if they wish to …

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