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Resources stretched too thin to protect Afghanistan

May 9, 2014
Look at what is happening in Nigeria to see the consequences when national defense resources of a government are too thin to defend remote communities. Look back at Afghanistan when Americans and free world allies neglected the place and permitted...

Duty: Memoir of a secretary at war

April 29, 2014
Serving as secretary of defense during peacetime is no easy task—doing so while overseeing two wars at the same time takes a herculean effort. That is what Robert Gates accomplished during his six years in that role...

Afghan security guards: Pattern of war against the West

April 24, 2014
When the Taliban were in charge, Afghanistan harbored terrorists who struck at the United States. In retaliation, the US invaded Afghanistan and toppled the government. Now, after considerable investment and loss of American lives, Afghanistan is back to its old...

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is a Misnomer

April 8, 2014
The recent shootings at Fort Hood have put Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in the headlines again.The shooter, Specialist Ivan Lopez, who served in Iraq in 2011, was undergoing diagnosis for PTSD, when he killed three soldiers and wounded...

Afghanistan elections: a great leap forward

April 6, 2014
On April 5, millions of Afghanistan citizens, both men and women, went to the polls to elect a new President, as well as provincial representatives. Although no election results have been announced, anecdotal reporting has indicated that voter turnout seems...