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  • The 'Pretty Woman' strategy for political victory

    The 'Pretty Woman' strategy for political victory
    There's a scene in the movie "Pretty Woman" where the kindhearted hooker played by Julia Roberts asks her client, portrayed by Richard Gere: "Who do you want me to be?" Regardless of who she might really be, she realizes that it's far less attractive than...
  • Violence in Kabul requires stronger response

    Afghan President Hamid Karzai made a very weak excuse recently when, in response to recent insurgent strikes in Kabul, he stated that the "attack showed a 'failure' by Afghanistan intelligence and NATO" ("Attacks in Kabul show vulnerability," April 17)....
  • Rachel Marsden: Lame attempts to shut off Afghan heroin spigot have been futile

    Rachel Marsden: Lame attempts to shut off Afghan heroin spigot have been futile
    A Russian source recently brought an obscure but disturbing article to my attention. Published last month by a little-known online journal called the Oriental Review, the piece, "Active Endeavour And Drug Trafficking," proposed that not a single gram of...
  • Mission redefined

    Mission redefined
    Addressing the nation from Kabul on Tuesday, President Barack Obama offered what may be his clearest statement yet about what he sees as the American role in Afghanistan after the withdrawal of U.S. and NATO combat troops in 2014 — along with a...
  • Romney can distinguish himself with a sensible Afghanistan policy

    It is very sad and disturbing to continue reading and hearing about the skirmishes still transpiring in and around Afghanistan in order for the U.S. and NATO to maintain control of the terrorist forces, including al-Qaida and the Taliban, which is an...
  • Afghans ill-prepared to govern

    No doubt millions of Americans will regard it as great that 10 years after the start of our involvement in Afghanistan and one year after the elimination of Osama bin Laden, President Barack Obama signed the accord with President Hamid Karzai affirming...
  • As Afghanistan drawdown looms, concerns about Pakistan

    As Afghanistan drawdown looms, concerns about Pakistan
    Back from a visit to Kabul, Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger expressed confidence in relations between the U.S. and Afghanistan. It's Pakistan that concerns him. "A lot of terrorists are being trained and harbored in Pakistan," said Ruppersberger, the top...
  • The killings in Kandahar

    The killings in Kandahar
    The bloody mayhem allegedly committed by a U.S. soldier in Afghanistan Sunday couldn't have come at a worse time. The killings, which left up to 16 Afghan civilians dead, are likely to inflame an already tense situation fueled by growing Afghan resentment...
  • We are being outsmarted by the Taliban in Afghanistan

    It is quite obvious that the U.S. and NATO are being outsmarted by the Taliban, who are wearing fake Afghan soldiers' uniforms to kill our soldiers and sow discord among the alliance. Moreover, the restrictions placed on our peace keeping forces prevent...
  • Obama and Afghanistan: Shades of appeasement

    Since the conception and birth of our nation, the basic challenge for our existence has been our participation in our wars of survival which have required our citizens to gallantly rise up and take arms and go into battle. Such action by our nation...
  • Naval Academy preparing officers for cyberwarfare

    Naval Academy preparing officers for cyberwarfare
    Huddled over laptop computers, four midshipmen spent 20 minutes setting up a wireless network and tested it with what they assumed was a private chat. But Ensign Justin Monroe, a teaching assistant at the Naval Academy, used a small wireless receiver...
  • Gadhafi's death: A validation of Obama's policy

    Gadhafi's death: A validation of Obama's policy
    The death of Libyan strongman Moammar Gadhafi at the hands of the rebels who deposed him was the best possible outcome of the months-long civil war in that North African country. Had he remained at large, he could have been a symbol of resistance to the...