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War on Taliban Cannot be Won, Says Army Chief
Christina Lamb. The Times of London, 05 October 2008.

U.S. Military Casualty Statistics: Operations Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom
Hannah Fischer. Congressional Research Service, updated 09 September 2008 (.pdf file).

U.S. Casualties: The Trends in Iraq and Afghanistan
Anthony H. Cordesman. Center for Strategic and International Studies, 07 August 2008 (.pdf file).

U.S. Forces in Afghanistan
JoAnne O'Bryant and Michael Waterhouse. Congressional Research Service, updated 15 July 2008 (.pdf file).

Supplier Under Scrutiny on Arms for Afghans
C. J. Chivers, Eric Schmitt and Nicholas Wood. The New York Times, 27 March 2008.

NATO Confronts Surprisingly Fierce Taliban
Molly Moore. Washington Post, 26 February 2008.

Battle Company Is Out There
Elizabeth Rubin. The New York Times, 24 February 2008.

Looking for the Good Guys in Afghanistan's Badlands
Philip Smucker. US News and World Report, 14 February 2008.

NATO's Afghan Stumbles
Michael Gerson. Washington Post, 13 February 2008.

A Strategy to Save Afghanistan
Paddy Ashdown. The Financial Times, 12 February 2008.

The Nato Mission In Afghanistan Was Flawed By Design
Fred Kaplan. Slate, 08 February 2008.

Turkish-U.S. Relations on Rocky Ground over Role in Afghanistan
Frank Hyland. Jamestown Foundation, 13 February 2008.

Gates, Truth and Afghanistan
Editorial. The New York Times, 12 February 2008.

The Withdrawal of Foreign Troops Would be a Disaster for Afghanistan
Michael Williams. The Guardian, 12 February 2008.

Conflicting Assessments of War in Afghanistan
Peter Baker. Washington Post, 11 February 2008.

U.S. Ties Europe's Safety to Afghanistan
Thom Shanker and Nicholas Kulish. The New York Times, 11 February 2008.

The Candidates Must Address The Conflict in Afghanistan
Nita Colaco. Richmond Times-Dispatch, 10 February 2008.

Germany Touts Its Role in Afghanistan
Paul Ames. The Associated Press, 10 February 2008.

Rice Says Afghanistan Efforts Need Coherence
Pamela Constable. Washington Post, 08 February 2008.

Afghan Peace Comes at the Point of a Gun
Philip Smucker. Asia Times, 08 February 2008.

Afghan Angst
George H. Wittman. The American Spectator, 08 February 2008.

Talk of Time to Turn and Flee is Wrong - As Long as Nato is Given a Boost
Polly Toynbee. The Guardian, 08 February 2008.

Gates Hits NATO Allies' Role in Afghanistan
Ann Scott Tyson and Josh White. Washington Post, 07 February 2008.

Where the Sniping Has to Stop
The Economist, 07 February 2008.

What Solution in Afghanistan
Hassan Haidar. Dar al Hayat, 07 February 2008.

Why British-Afghan Ties Have Hit a Low
Alastair Leithead. BBC News, 06 February 2008.

Germany Sending Small Combat Unit to Afghanistan
Der Spiegel, 06 February 2008.

Afghanistan: The Need for International Resolve
International Crisis Group, 06 February 2008 (.pdf file).

Extra Firepower Sent to Afghanistan as UK Digs In
Richard Norton-Taylor and Ian Traynor. The Guardian, 06 February 2008.

Problems on All Fronts as Afghan Mission Reaches Turning Point
Declan Walsh and Ian Traynor. The Guardian, 06 February 2008.

'We're doing all we can,' British ministers tell Karzai
Michael Evans. The Times, UK, 04 February 2008. (see letter below)

Open Letter from the British Government on the Future of Afghanistan
Posted on the Times website, 04 February 2008.

Revealed: British Plan to Build Training Camp for Taliban fighters in Afghanistan
Jerome Starkey. The Independent, 04 February 2008.

Al Qaeda Said to Focus on WMDs
Josh Meyer. Los Angeles Times, 03 February 2008.

A Pair of Allies, Self-Destructing
Jim Hoagland. Washington Post, 03 February 2008.

Fall Back, Men, Afghanistan is a Nasty War We Can Never Win
Simon Jenkins. The Times, UK, 03 February 2008.

US Plan for Afghan Troop Surge
Michael Smith. The Sunday Times, UK, 03 February 2008.

Germany Rebuffs U.S. On Troops in Afghanistan
Craig Whitlock. Washington Post, 02 February 2008.

U.S. Marines' Chief says Afghan Picture Confusing
Reuters, 02 February 2008.

The NATO Emerging in Afghanistan
Victoria Nuland. Washington Post, 01 February 2008.

Mission Creep in Afghanistan
Philip Smucker. Asia Times, 01 February 2008.

Senators Challenge White House Approach on Afghanistan
Arthur Bright. Christian Science Monitor, 01 February 2008.

NATO Winning Battles, Losing Afghanistan
Ali Gharib. Asia Times, 02 February 2008 (See ACUS report below).

Calls Grow for Shift in Afghan Policy
David R. Sands. The Washington Times, 31 January 2008.

Three Independent Efforts Conclude Efforts in Afghanistan are Failing and Call for Urgent Action
National Security Network, 31 January 2008.

Towards a Grand Strategy for an Uncertain World
Gen. Klaus Naumann et al. Noaber Foundation, 31 January 2008 (.pdf file).

Saving Afghanistan: An Appeal and Plan for Urgent Action
The Atlantic Council of the United States, 30 January 2008 (.pdf file).

Study: Afghanistan Could Fail As a State
Anne Flaherty. The Associated Press, 30 January 2008 (see report below).

Afghanistan Study Group Report
Gen. James L. Jones and Amb. Thomas R. Pickering. Center for the Study of the Presidency, 30 January 2008 (.pdf file).

NATO in Afghanistan: What Lessons Are We Learning and Are We Willing to Adjust?
Peter Dahl Thruelson. Danish Institute for International Studies, December 2007 (.pdf file).

ISAF Key Fact and Figures Placemat
ISAF, 05 December 2007 (.pdf file).

US Envoy Accused of Sabotaging Ashdown
Patrick Wintour. The Guardian, 29 January 2008.

NATO Asks Germany for Rapid Reaction Force in Afghanistan
Agence France-Presse, 29 January 2008.

NATO Needs More Intel on Afghanistan
Lolita C. Baldor and Robert Burns. The Associated Press, 29 January 2008.

UK's Ashdown Too 'Super' for Kabul
Alastair Leithead and Charles Haviland. BBC News, 28 January 2008.

Briton Opposed by Afghans Won't Take U.N. Post
Carlotta Gall. The New York Times, 28 January 2008.

U.S. Shift Seen to Pakistan, Afghanistan
Robert Burns. The Associated Press, 28 January 2008.

Top Agents in Secret Trip to Pakistan
Pamela Hess. The Associated Press, 27 January 2008.

An Afghan Province Points the Way
David Ignatius. Washington Post, 27 January 2008.

Troops Face Long Road Ahead in Afghanistan
William H. McMichael. Army Times, 25 January 2008.

Report Says Military Operation Should Only Continue if Troops Are Better Equipped
Alexander Panetta. The Standard, Canada, 23 January 2008 (See report below).

Independent Panel on Canada's Future Role in Afghanistan
Independent Panel, Canada, 22 January 2008.

Enough U.S. Help for Afghanistan?
Gordon Lubold. The Christian Science Monitor, 22 January 2008.

Collateral Damage
George Petrolekas. International Herald Tribune, 22 January 2008.

Karzai Seeks U.N. Clarity on Ashdown's Afghan Role
Reuters, 21 January 2008.

Ashdown Throws Down the Gauntlet
Hamish McDonald. Brisbane Times, 19 January 2008.

Afghan Action Man
Michael White. The Guardian, 17 January 2008.

UN's New Afghan Envoy a Tough Critic of the West
Doug Saunders. Globe and Mail, 17 January 2008.

Gates Faults NATO Force in Southern Afghanistan
Peter Spiegel. Los Angeles Times, 16 January 2008.

Divisions in Nato after U.S. Doubts Afghanistan Tactics
Richard Norton-Taylor. The Guardian, 16 January 2008.

Former Taliban Commander Advises U.S. Ambassador
Ron Synovitz. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 16 January 2008.

Ashdown Accepts Job as UN's Afghan Envoy
Claire Truscott and agencies. The Guardian, 16 January 2008.

U.S. Army Chief in Europe to Run NATO Afghan Unit
Michael R. Gordon. The New York Times, 15 January 2008.

3,200 Marines Prepare for Afghan Tour
Lolita C. Baldor. The Associated Press, 15 January 2008.

Allies Feel Strain of Afghan War
Karen DeYoung. Washington Post, 15 January 2008.

A Year in Helmand: 4m Bullets Fired by British
Thomas Harding. The Telegraph, UK, 13 January 2008.

3,000 Marines Could be Headed to Afghanistan
William H. McMichael. Army Times, 10 January 2008.

The Musa Qala Purchase: An Anglo-Afghan endeavor
Matt Dupee. Afgha.com, 10 January 2008.

Britain Sees Role for Afghan Tribes
Yochi J. Dreazen. Wall Street Journal, 10 January 2008.

Defying U.S. Plan, Prison Expands in Afghanistan
Tim Golden. The New York Times, 07 January 2008.

A Chance for Redemption in Afghanistan
Sharif Ghalif. Asia Times, 04 January 2008.

Top US General Warns on Afghan Self-Defence Plan
Jon Boone. Financial Times, 03 January 2008.

Operation Mountain Lion: CJTF-76 in Afghanistan
Col. Michael A. Moss. Military Review, January/February 2008 (.pdf file).

Overcoming the Obstacles to Establishing a Democratic State in Afghanistan
Col. Dennis O. Young. Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, 27 December 2007 (.pdf file).

Taliban Fight Needs 3,000 Extra Troops
Michael Smith. The Times, UK, 30 December 2007.

Ousted, the Men who Rumbled the Afghan Fantasy
Rory Stewart. The Times, UK, 30 December 2007.

U.S. Fears Greater Turmoil In Region
Thomas E. Ricks and Robin Wright. Washington Post, 29 December 2007.

Turmoil Threatens Afghanistan Relationship
Jon Boone, Joe Leahy and Amy Yee. Financial Times, 28 December 2007.

NATO's Afghan Trials
Greg Bruno. Council on Foreign Relations, 21 December 2007.

Bush Faces Pressure to Shift War Priorities
Michael Abramowitz and Peter Baker. Washington Post, 17 December 2007.

Afghan Mission Is Reviewed as Concerns Rise
Thom Shanker and Steven Lee Myers. The New York Times, 16 December 2007.

Plenty of Blame for Afghanistan
Editorial. The New York Times, 16 December 2007.

Kandahar: Inside and Out
Mitch Potter. The Toronto Star, 15 December 2007.

Afghanistan: Who's to Blame?
Barnett R. Rubin. Informed Comment Global Affairs, 15 December 2007.

Battle at Garmsir, the British Army in Afghanistan
Audrey Gillian. The Guardian interactive graohic, 14 December 2007.

NATO in Afghanistan: What Lessons Are We Learning, and Are We Willing to Adjust
Peter Dahl Thruelsen. Danish Institute for International Affairs, 14 December 2007 (.pdf file).

NATO in Afghanistan
Julianne Smith. Center for Strategic and International Studies, 14 December 2007 (.pdf file).

General Investigated After Shootings
Lolita C. Baldor. The Associated Press, 14 December 2007.

US Airpower in Iraq (OIF) and Afghanistan (OEF): 2004-2007
Anthony H. Cordesman. Center for Strategic and International Studies, 13 December 2007 (.pdf file).

U.S., NATO Troop Levels in Afghanistan
The Associated Press, 13 December 2007.

Pentagon Critical Of NATO Allies
Ann Scott Tyson. Washington Post, 12 December 2007.

Brown Outlines UK's Role in Future of Afghanistan
Louise Radnofsky. The Guardian, 12 December 2007.

On Taliban Turf, Long Lines of Ailing Children
C.J. Chivers. The New York Times, 12 December 2007.

C.I.A. Director Speaks to Senate Committee
Mark Mazzetti and David Johnstone. The New York Times, 12 December 2007.

Foreign Troops Accused in Helmand Raid Massacre
Matiullah Minapal and Aziz Ahmad Tassal. Institute of War and Peace Reporting, 10 December 2007.

Musa Qala, a Microcosm of the War for Afghanistan
Jason Burke. The Guardian, 10 December 2007.

It's Time for Power to Shift
Richard Norton-Taylor. The Guardian, 10 December 2007.

In Afghanistan, a Do-Over Battle
Tony Karon. TIME, 08 December 2007.

NATO Seeks to Retake Taliban Haven
Taimoor Shah. The New York Times, 08 December 2007.

At Least 401 U.S. Military Deaths in Afghanistan, Pakistan since 2001, Defense Department Says
The Associated Press, 08 December 2007.

Security Firms in Afghanistan: Part of the Problem?
Sayed Yaqub Ibrahimi. Institute of War and Peace Reporting, 06 December 2007.

Marine General Shelves Troop Shift Plan
Robert Burns. The Associated Press, 05 December 2007.

Democratization of a Dependent State: The Case of Afghanistan
Astri Suhrke. Chr. Michelsen Institute, October 2007. Posted on 05 December 2007 (.pdf file).

NATO Revamps Measures of Afghan Progress
Andrew Gray. Reuters, 05 December 2007.

Germany's Growing Afghan Dilemma
Michael F. Harsch. ISN Security Watch, 03 December 2007.

Afghanistan: Regaining Momentum
Ali A. Jalali. Parameters, December 2007 (.pdf file).

Larger NATO Force Needed in Afghanistan
Agence France-Presse, 30 November 2007.

In Counterinsurgency Class, Soldiers Think Like Taliban
Michael M. Phillips. Wall Street Journal, 30 November 2007.

Separate Wars in Iraq, Afghanistan
Lawrence J. Korb and Sean E. Duggan. Baltimore Sun, 30 November 2007.

Army Social Scientists Calm Afghanistan, Make Enemies at Home
Noah Shachtman. Wired, 29 November 2007.

Afghan Counter-Insurgency by the Book
Fawzia Sheikh. Asia Times, 29 November 2007.

A 'Surge' for Afghanistan?
Gordon Lubold. The Christian Science Monitor, 29 November 2007.

Exporting the Anbar Awakening
Spencer Ackerman. The American Prospect, 27 November 2007.

Rudd and Australian Security Policy
Richard Tanter. Nautilus Institute, RMIT University, 26 November 2007.

New Australian PM Signals Iraq Pullout
Paul Ham. The Times, UK, 25 November 2007.

In Afghanistan, Hunt for Militants Can Be a Slog
C.J. Chivers. The New York Times, 25 November 2007.

U.S. Notes Limited Progress in Afghan War
Karen DeYoung. Washington Post, 25 November 2007.

More U.S. Special Forces to Aid Fight Against Insurgents
Ewen MacAskill. The Guardian, 20 November 2007.

U.S. Hopes to Use Pakistani Tribes Against Al Qaeda
Eric Schmitt, Mark Mazzetti and Carlotta Gall. The New York Times, 19 November 2007.

NATO Future at Stake
Joshua Kucera. EurasiaNet, 16 November 2007. Posted on the ISN Security Watch website.

Pentagon Making Plans in Case Pakistan Unrest Disrupts Afghan War Supplies
The Associated Press, 15 November 2007.

The Nightmare Scenario
Jason Burke. The Guardian, 13 November 2007.

NATO's Big Mission: The U.S., Europe and the Challenge of Afghanistan
Rory Stewart, James Dobbins, Kori Schake and Peter Rudolf. Panel organized by the Brookings Institution, 13 November 2007 (.pdf file).

British Forces to Capitalise on Taliban 'Split'
Tom Coghlan. The Telegraph, UK, 13 November 2007.

Finishing the Job in Afghanistan
Hans Binnendijk. Wall Street Journal, 11 November 2007.

The Forgotten Front
Caroline Wadhams and Lawrence J. Korb. Center for American Progress, 06 November 2007 (.pdf file).

Coalition of the Unwilling
Richard Norton-Taylor. The Guardian, 07 November 2007.

Japan Ends Afghan Naval Mission
Norimitsu Onishi. The New York Times, 02 November 2007.

Baghdad Bonanza
Bill Buzenberg. Center for Public Integrity, 20 November 2007.

Still on the Way to Afghanistan? Germany and its Forces in the Hindu Kush
Sebastian Merz. SIPRI, November 2007. Posted on the Commonwealth Institute website (.pdf file).

Facing Defeat in Afghanistan
Simon Tisdall. The Guardian, 31 October 2007.

Private Military Contractors also Creating Problems in Afghanistan
Carl Robichaud. World Politics Review, 30 October 2007.

British Get Blamed for Helmand's Security Problems
Wahidullah Amani and Aziz Ahmad Tassal. Institute for War and Peace Reporting, 30 October 2007.

Cracks in Coalition as Afghanistan Campaign Drags On
Mark Tran. The Guardian, 25 October 2007.

U.S. Pins Kosovo Force on NATO's Afghan Commitment
Kristin Roberts. Reuters, 21 October 2007.

NATO Conflicted Over Afghanistan
John Ward Anderson. Washington Post, 21 October 2007.

Shadows Over NATO
The Economist, 19 October 2007. Posted on the e-Ariana website.

Coalition Warfare in Afghanistan: Burden-sharing or Disunity?
Timo Noetzel and Sibylle Scheipers. Chatham House, 16 October 2007 (.pdf file). Posted on the Commonwealth Institute website (.pdf file).

Afghanistan, Iraq and Self-Inflicted Wounds
Anthony H. Cordesman. Center for Strategic and International Studies, 16 October 2007. Posted on the Commonwealth Institute website (.pdf file).

Out of the Frying Pan...
William S. Lind. Defense and the National Interest, 15 October 2007.

Private US Military Contractors Move Into Helmand
Kim Sengupta. The Independent, 14 October 2007.

Marines' Afghanistan Plan Sparks Debate
Ann Scott Tyson. Washington Post, 12 October 2007.

Coalition/NATO Dead in Iraq and Afghanistan Through September 2007
Posted on the Defense and the National Interest website, 09 October 2007 (.pdf file).

'Draw-Down Has More to Do with Afghanistan - Not Iraq'
Gerri Peev. The Scotsman, 09 October 2007.

U.S. Must Put More Focus on Afghan Insurgency
Lawrence Korb and Caroline Wadhams. Newsday, 09 October 2007.

Afghanistan 'Putting Nato's Future in Peril'
Tom Coghlan. The Telegraph, 08 October 2007.

6 Years Later, US Expands Afghan Base
Jason Straziuso. The Associated Press, 06 October 2007.

The Edge of Reason: The Transcript of the Deadly Flight
Der Spiegel, 06 October 2007.

Army Enlists Anthropology in War Zones
David Rohde. The New York Times, 05 October 2007.

Gates Tells Lawmakers Iraq War Is Hurting Afghanistan Mission
Hans Nichols. Bloomberg, 01 October 2007. Posted on the e-Ariana website.

Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) in Iraq and Afghanistan: Effects and Countermeasures
Clay Wilson. Congressional Research Service, 28 August 2007. Posted on 26 September 2007 (.pdf file).

Afghanistan - the Struggle for Security
Alex Stevenson. InTheNews.co.uk, 24 September 2007.

Green Beret Hearing Focuses on How Charges Came About
Paul von Zielbauer. The New York Times, 19 September 2007.

Should NATO Rethink Its Strategy In Fighting The Taliban?
Ahto Lobjakas. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 19 September 2007.

Winning: Stories Not Reported
Strategy Page. 17 September 2007.

Canadian Forces Regain Part of Strategic Area in Southern Afghanistan
David Rohde. The New York Times, 15 September 2007.

NATO Lacks Troops to Guarantee Afghan Peace: Report
Mark John. Reuters, 14 September 2007. (See report below).

The View from Afghanistan: Making Progress, but Re-dedication and Additional Resources Required
NATO Parliamentary Assembly, 13 September 2007.

Why Bin Laden Isn't Rotting at Gitmo
Stratfor, 13 September 2007. Posted on the Defense Tech website.

'Afghanistan Will Be a Better Place in 20 Years'
Interview with Major Gen. Bruno Kasdorf. Der Spiegel, 11 September 2007.

Cold Feet in a Hot Spot
Editorial. The Christian Science Monitor, 10 September 2007.

Intelligence Officials Contradict White House on Bin Laden
Jonathan S. Landay. McClatchy Newspapers, 10 September 2007.

Coalition/NATO Dead in Iraq and Afghanistan through August 2007
Posted on the Defense and the National Interest website, 07 September 2007 (.pdf file).

U.S. Army's Strategy in Afghanistan: Better Anthropology
Scott Peterson. The Christian Science Monitor, 07 September 2007.

Marines Dispute Accounts of Excessive Force in Afghans' Deaths
Paul von Zielbauer. The New York Times, 05 September 2007.

Afghan Bridge Exposes Huge Divide
M.K. Bhadrakumar. Asia Times, 05 September 2007.

Dangerous Areas Expanding Across Southern Afghanistan
The New York Times graphic, 01 September 2007.

Fighting 'The Other War': Counterinsurgency Strategy in Afghanistan, 2003-2005 (.pdf file)
Lt. Gen. David W. Barno. Military Review, September/October 2007 (.pdf file).

Non-Military Tools Neglected in Debate Over Afghan-Pakistani Border Operations
Richard Weitz. World Politics Review, 31 August 2007.

Death at a Distance: The U.S. Air War
Conn Hallinan. Foreign Policy in Focus, 30 August 2007.

The Afghan Tunnel
Paul Rogers. Open Democracy, 23 August 2007.

How a 'Good War' in Afghanistan Went Bad
David Rohde and David E. Sanger. The New York Times, 12 August 2007.

New York Times on Failure in Afghanistan
Barnett R. Rubin. Informed Comment Global Affairs, 12 August 2007.

Afghanistan Becomes Main Focus for UK
Patrick Wintour. The Guardian, 08 August 2007.

We Still Don't Have a Proper Plan for Afghanistan
David Cameron. Belfast Telepgraph, 08 August 2007.

British Make Initial Gains Against Taliban
Carlotta Gall. The New York Times, 05 August 2007.

Obama Calls for Military Shift in U.S. Focus on Terrorism
Jeff Zeleny. The New York Times, 02 August 2007.

Nato Plans Smaller Bombs for Afghanistan
Daniel Dombey. The Financial Times, 29 July 2007.

New Details on Tillman's Death
Martha Mendoza. The Associated Press, 27 July 2007.

NATO in Afghanistan: A Test of the Transatlantic Alliance
Paul Gallis. Congressional Research Service, updated 16 July 2007 (.pdf file).

Generals' Warning on Afghanistan
Nicholas Watt and Ned Temko. The Sunday Observer, UK, 15 July 2007.

U.S. To Donate 186 Aircraft to Afghanistan by 2012
Sayed Salahuddin. Reuters, 12 July 2007.

No Rush for the Exit, Yet, But an Orderly Queue is Forming
The Economist, 12 July 2007.

NATO Didn't Lose Afghanistan
Sarah Chayes. The New York Times, 10 July 2007.

In Afghanistan, Both Sides Wage Information Warfare
The Associated Press, 08 July 2007. Posted on Boston.com.

Australia in Afghanistan
Nautilus Institute, 06 July 2007.

U.N., U.S. Actions Sometimes at Odds On Afghan Policy
Colum Lynch. Washington Post, 05 July 2007.

Western Forces Hooked on Air Power in Afghan War
Mark John. Reuters, 05 July 2007. Posted on the e-Ariana website.

Chronicling the Spring Offensive, June 01-22
Afgha.com, 26 June 2007.

NATO Fights On All Fronts in Afghanistan
Syed Saleem Shahzad. Asia Times, 14 June 2007.

Gates Wants More Trainers in Afghanistan
Lolita C. Baldor. The Associated Press, 13 June 2007.

U.S. Mistakenly Kills 7 Afghan Police
Amir Shah. The Associated Press, 12 June 2007.

Friend or Foe?
Conor Foley. The Guardian, 08 June 2007.

Gates Cautious About Gains in Afghanistan
Mark Mazetti. The New York Times, 04 June 2007.

U.S. Says Can't Link Tehran to Afghan Arms Flow
Kristin Roberts. Reuters, 04 June 2007.

Coalition/NATO Dead in Iraq and Afghanistan through July 2007
Posted on the Defense and National Interest website, July 2007. Posted on 08 August 2007. (.pdf file).

Coalition/NATO Dead in Iraq and Afghanistan Through June 2007
Posted on the Defense and the National Interest website, 04 July 2007 (.pdf file).

Coalition/NATO Dead in Iraq and Afghanistan Through May 2007
Posted on the Defense and The National Interest website, 03 June 2007. (.pdf file)

The Secret Air Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan
Jeff Nygaard. Z Magazine, June 2007.

Nato 'Should Share Afghan Burden'
BBC News, 21 May 2007.

The Uncertain 'Metrics' of Afganistan (and Iraq)
Anthony H. Cordesman. Center for Strategic and International Studies, 18 May 2007. Posted on the Commonwealth Institute website (.pdf file).

Pentagon to Keep Beefed-Up Force in Afghanistan Through 2008
Agence France-Presse, 09 May 2007.

U.S. Trainers' Killer Was Afghan Soldier
Carlotta Gall. The New York Times, 08 May 2007.

Ten Counterinsurgency Commandments from Afghanistan
Greg Mills. Foreign Policy Research Institute, April 2007. Posted on 03 May 2007.

UK Troops Lead Offensive Against Taliban
Peter Walker. The Guardian, 30 April 2007.

Criminal Charges Are Expected Against Marines, Official Says
Paul von Zielbauer. The New York Times, 27 April 2007.

Inaccurate Reports on Combat Deaths Hurt U.S. Military's Credibility
Gordon Lubold. The Christian Science Monitor, 26 April 2007.

U.S. Command Shortens Life of 'Long War' as a Reference
Michael R. Gordon. The New York Times, 24 April 2007.

Explosives Make Walking Safer Than Riding in Tanks
Julian E. Barnes. Los Angeles Times, 21 June 2007.

Through Helmand Desert with the Dragoons
Tom Coghlan. The Telegraph, 16 April 2007.

Marines' Actions in Afghanistan Called Excessive
Carlotta Gall. The New York Times, 15 April 2007.

NATO Seeks 3,400 More Trainers for Afghanistan - US
Kristin Roberts. Reuters, 12 April 2007.

Probe: Marines Used Excessive Force
Robert Burns. The Associated Press, 11 April 2007.

Assessing ISAF: A Baseline Study of NATO's Role in Afghanistan
Cameron Scott. British American Security Information Council, March 2007 (.pdf file). Posted on 11 April 2007.

Australia will Double its Troops in Afghanistan
The Guardian, 10 April 2007.

Success in Afghanistan: Why It Matters? Can It be Done?
Amb. Ronald Neuman. Speech at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, 31 May 2007 (.pdf file).

Dutch Soldiers Stress Restraint in Afghanistan
C.J. Chivers. The New York Times, 06 April 2007.

This Magazine Gets It Wrong on Afghanistan
Dave Markland. ZNet Magazine, 04 April 2007.

Hope Isn't the Only Strategy for Afghanistan
Christopher Griffin. Armed Forces Journal, 02 April 2007. Posted on the American Enterprise Institute website.

U.S. Forces in Afghanistan
JoAnne O'Bryant and Michael Waterhouse. Congressional Research Service, 27 March 2007 (.pdf file).

Defense: Errors Made in Tillman's Death
Lolita C. Baldor. The Associated Press, 26 March 2007.

Afghan Hearts and Minds Refuse to be Won
Damien McElroy. The Telegraph, 26 March 2007.

The Fight to Win Kajaki Dam
Joe Friesen. Toronto Globe and Mail, 25 March 2007.

Pentagon Probe Blames Generals for Tillman Case Errors
Lolita C. Baldor and Scott Lindlaw. The Associated Press, 24 March 2007.

Germany Rethinks its Afghan Presence
Mariah Blake. The Christian Science Monitor, 22 March 2007.

Winning Afghan Hearts and Splitting Hairs
Philip Smucker. Asia Times, 21 March 2007.

NATO Battles Rising Hostility in Afghanistan
Susanne Koelbl. Spiegel Online, 13 March 2007.

U.S. to Send More Troops to Afghanistan
Press TV, 12 March 2007.

Media Dragged into Afghan Conflict
Alastair Leithead. BBC News, 11 March 2007.

Germany Sends Warplanes to Afghanistan
Hugh Williamson. The Financial Times, 09 March 2007.

U.S. Sends Spies into Pakistan to Kill bin Laden
Toby Harnden and Thomas Coghlan. The Telegraph, 09 March 2007.

A Catalogue of Errors in Afghanistan
Michael Scheuer. Asia Times, 09 March 2007.

NATO Mounts Largest Attack on Taliban in the South
Carlotta Gall. The New York Times, 07 March 2007.

Afghan Media: U.S. Troops Deleted Images
Amir Shah. The Associated Press, 04 March 2007.

Afghan Media: U.S. Troops Deleted Images
Amir Shah. The Associated Press, 04 March 2007.

Independent Reporting Drew Army Coverup, Secrecy, Delays
Craig Pyes. The Nieman Foundation, 02 March 2007.

NATO Needs More Troops for Afghanistan
Lolita C. Baldor. The Associated Press, 02 March 2007.

The West's Afghan Blues
Paul Rogers. Open Democracy, 01 March 2007.

Coalition/NATO Dead in Iraq and Afghanistan through April 2007
Posted on the Defense and the National Interest website, 03 May 2007 (.pdf file).

Watching Afghanistan Fall
Matthew Cole. Salon.com, 27 February 2007.

Extra 1,400 UK Troops to be Sent to Afghanistan
Michael Evans. The Times, UK, 26 February 2007.

Strategic Imperative: The Necessity for Values Operations as Opposed to Information Operations in Iraq and Afghanistan
Army Col. William M. Darley. Air & Space Power Journal, Spring 2007.

27 July 1880. A Date Mr Blair Should Look Up
Robert Fisk. The Independent, 25 February 2007.

Denmark to Increase Troops in Afghanistan after Iraq Withdrawal
Agence France-Presse, 21 February 2007.

Plan Afghanistan: Another Colombia Mistake
Sam Logan. ISN Security Watch, 20 February 2007.

U.S. Beefing Up Afghan Army
Jason Straziuso. The Associated Press, 20 February 2007.

Taliban Offensive Expected in Spring
Laura King. Los Angeles Times, 18 February 2007.

Winning in Afghanistan: The Challenges and the Response
Anthony H. Cordesman. Testimony before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, 15 February 2007. Posted on the Commonwealth Institute website (.pdf file).

U.S. Troop Numbers in Afghanistan Hit All-Time Peak
Jim Mannion. Agence France-Presse, 14 February 2007.

Insights from a Military Commander
Carl Robichaud. Afghanistan Watch, 09 February 2007.

Just Another Bush Success Story
Tom Engelhardt. Antiwar.com, 06 February 2007.

British Worry U.S. Approach to Afghanistan Will Play Into Taliban's Plans
Tom Regan. CSMonitor.com, 05 February 2007.

U.S. General in Afghanistan Seen Tough on Taliban
Terry Friel. Reuters, 05 February 2007.

Taliban Town Seizure Throws Afghan Policy Into Disarray
Jason Burke. The Observer, 04 February 2007.

U.K. to Boost Afghanistan Troop Numbers
The Guardian, 01 February 2007.

The Big Afghanistan Push Comes to Shove
Simon Tisdall. The Guardian, 30 January 2007.

New U.S. Commander in Afghanistan Expects Rise in Suicide Attacks in 2007
The Associated Press, 30 January 2007.

Coalition Fatalities in Iraq and Afghanistan through February 2007
Posted on the Defense and the National Interest website, 17 March 2007 (.pdf file).

Two Vodkas, one Pepsi
Michael Evans. The Times, UK, 29 January 2007.

U.S. Troops to Form Flexible Afghanistan Force
Reuters, 26 January 2007.

Afghanistan, the Other 'Surge'
Eben Kaplan. Council on Foreign Relations, 26 January 2007.

NATO: Taliban Weakened in S. Afghanistan
United Press International, 24 January 2007.

Nato General: We Need One More Year to Defeat Taliban
Richard Norton-Taylor. The Guardian, 22 January 2007.

Burdened U.S. Military Cuts Role in Drug War
Josh Meyer. Los Angeles Times, 22 January 2007.

Gates Signals Troop Surge in Afghanistan
Julian Borger. The Guardian, 18 January 2007.

Troop Buildup for Afghanistan?
Kim Barker. The Chicago Tribune, 18 January 2007.

What the Iraq Study Group said about America's 'Other War'
Karl F. Inderfurth. The Christian Science Monitor, 18 January 2007.

Audit: Anti-Terror Case Data Flawed
Lara Jakes Jordan. The Associated Press, 20 February 2007.

Commanders Seek More Forces in Afghanistan
David Wood. Baltimore Sun, 08 January 2007.

Afghan War Needs Troops
David Wood. The Baltimore Sun, 07 January 2007.

Securing Tyrants or Fostering Reform? U.S. Internal Security Assistance to Repressive and Transition Regimes
Seth G. Jones et al. RAND, 03 January 2007.

Europe's Afghan Test
Robert Hunter. United Press International, 02 January 2007.

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The Secret War in Afghanistan
James Dunnigan. Strategy Page, 01 January 2007.

Afghanistan: The Choice
Paul Rogers. Open Democracy, 21 December 2006.

Leaving NATO, Marine General Still Seeks Troops for Afghanistan
Thom Shanker. The New York Times, 21 December 2006.

A Tipping Point in Afghanistan
Stefan Nicola. United Press International, 20 December 2006.

Air War Costs NATO Afghan Supporters
Rachel Morarjee. The Christian Science Monitor, 18 December 2006.

Afghanistan, Not Iraq, Is Where We Should Focus Our Efforts
Cynthia Tucker. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 18 December 2006. Posted on the e-Ariana website.

France to Withdraw 200 Special Forces from Afghanistan
The Associated Press, 17 December 2006. Posted on the USA Today website.

One War We Can Still Win
Anthony H. Cordesman. The New York Times, 13 December 2006.

Coalition/NATO Dead in Iraq and Afghanistan Through January 2007
Posted on the Defense and the National Interest website, 04 February 2007.

Coalition Fatalities in Iraq and Afghanistan Through December 2006.
Posted on the Defense and the National Interest website, 12 January 2007 (.pdf file).

Coalition Fatalities in Iraq and Afghanistan Through November 2006
Posted on the Defense and the National Interest website, 12 December 2006.

Winning in Afghanistan: How To Face the Rising Threat
Anthony H. Cordesman. Center for Strategic and International Studies, 12 December 2006. Posted on the Commonwealth Institute website (.pdf file).

NATO's Choice in Afghanistan: Go Big or Go Home
Roland Paris. Policy Options, December 2006-January 2007. Posted on 12 December 2006 (.pdf file).

Coalition Fatalities in Iraq and Afghanistan Through November 2006
Posted on the Defense and the National Interest website, 12 December 2006.

Taleban Death Toll 'Inaccurate'
BBC News, 10 December 2006.

In the Heartland of a Mysterious Enemy, U.S. Troops Battle to Survive
Declan Walsh. The Guardian, 05 December 2006.

How NATO Chose to Fail in Afghanistan
James Graff. TIME Magazine, 04 December 2006. Posted on the e-Ariana website.

Refocusing on Afghanistan
Lance Dickie. Seattle Times, 01 December 2006.

Afghanistan Called 'Key Priority' for NATO
Michael Abramowitz. Washington Post, 30 November 2006.

Blair Insists Nato is Winning the War in Afghanistan
Ewen MacAskill. The Guardian, 30 November 2006.

Accept Defeat by Taliban, Pakistan Tells Nato
Ahmed Rashid. The Telegraph, UK, 29 November 2006. Posted on the e-Ariana website.

NATO Agrees to Bolster Troubled Afghan Force
Michael Thurston. Agence France Presse, 29 November 2006. Posted on the Truthout website.

Bush to Pursue Fresh NATO Commitments
Michael Abramowitz and Pamela Constable. Washington Post, 28 November 2006.

Afghanistan a More Pressing Issue Than Iraq, Says Former U.S. Dep Sec'y of State
The Associated Press, 27 November 2006.

Rift Over Afghan Mission Looms for NATO
Thom Shanker. The New York Times, 27 November 2006.

Restrictions on NATO Troops in Afghanistan
Reuters, 26 November 2006.

NATO in Afghanistan: A Test Case for Future Missions
Helle Dale. The Heritage Foundation, 27 November 2006.

Afghanistan Under Siege
Paul Rogers. Open Democracy, 23 November 2006.

Afghan Army to Strike Taliban in Winter
Jim Krane. The Associated Press, 19 November 2006.

U.S. Airstrikes Climb Sharply in Afghanistan
David S. Cloud. The New York Times, 17 November 2006.

NATO Chief Bemoans Limits on Troops in Afghanistan
Reuters, 17 November 2006.

Coalition Dead in Iraq and Afghanistan thru October 2006
Posted on the Defense and the National Interest website, 09 November 2006 (.pdf file).

Startling Findings in Probe of Tillman's Death
Scott Lindlaw and Martha Mendoza. The Associated Press, 08 November 2006.

Afghan Unrest Fuels Tensions Ahead of NATO Summit
Pascal Mallet. Agence France-Presse, 07 November 2006.

Securing Afghanistan's Future
Harlan Ullman. Washington Times, 06 November 2006.

NATO Chief Urges Overhaul of Afghanistan Effort
Judy Dempsey. International Herald Tribune, 05 November 2006.

NATO Fighting the Wrong Battle in Afghanistan
M.K. Bhadrakumar. Asia Times, 04 November 2006.

NATO Demands More Troops for Afghanistan
Adrien Jaulmes. Le Figaro, 02 November. Posted on the Truthout website and translated by Leslie Thatcher.

Enforcing Insecurity in Afghanistan
Sonali Kolhatkar and James Ingalls. ZNet Magazine, 01 November 2006.

I will Build More and Kill Less, says Nato's Afghanistan General
Michael Evans and Anthony Loyd. The Times, UK, 01 November 2006.

Afghanistan War is 'Cuckoo', says Blair's Favourite General
Ned Temko and Mark Townsend. The Sunday Observer, 29 October 2006.

Nato Denies Afghanistan Push in Disarray
Rachel Morarjee and Daniel Dombey. Financial Times, 26 October 2006.

NATO in Afghanistan: Go Big or Get Out
Roland Paris. The Globe and Mail, 25 October 2006. Posted on the University of Ottawa website.

Criticism of Germany and France: Avoiding the Violence in Afghanistan
Joshua Gallu. Der Spiegel, 25 October 2006.

Gross Stupidity in Afghanistan
Ajai Sahni. Asia Times, 25 October 2006.

U.S. Officials Assess Afghanistan Progress
Interview with Lt. Gen. Karl Eikenberry. NPR, 23 October 2006 (audio file).

Some Sacrifices May Be Going Unnoticed
Kathleen Harris. The Ottawa Sun, 22 October 2006.

There is Never Going to Be a Nato Victory in Afghanistan
Jonathan Steele. The Guardian, 20 October 2006.

Commander: Mistakes Made in Afghanistan
Pauline Jelinek. The Associated Press, 18 November 2006. Posted on the ABC News website.

Armed Teens to Aid Canadian Troops
Renata d'Aliesio. The Vancouver Province, 17 October 2006.. Posted on the e-Ariana website.

NATO Chief Eyes Afghan Success Despite Surge in Violence
Michael Thurston. Agence France-Presse, 16 October 2006.

British Hire Anti-Taliban Mercenaries
Christina Lamb. The Times, UK, 08 October 2006.

Afghanistan: Five Years Later
Donald H. Rumsfeld. Washington Post, 07 October 2006.

NATO Expansion Demands Common Approach
Amin Tarzi. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 06 October 2006.

Nato Takes Over Afghan Security
Staff and agencies. The Guardian, 05 October 2006.

U.S.'s 'Moment of Truth' in Afghanistan
Jim Miklaszewski. NBC News, 04 October 2006.

Spinning Pop Tunes to Beat the Taliban
Scott Peterson. The Christian Science Monitor, 04 October 2006.

After Afghan Battle, a Harder Fight for Peace
Carlotta Gall. The New York Times, 03 October 2006.

NATO Troops To Replace U.S. Units in Afghanistan
Jim Krane. The Associated Press, 02 October 2006.

Why NATO Cannot Win the Afghan War
M.K. Bhadrakumar. Asia Times, 30 September 2006.

Major Calls RAF Support 'Useless'
BBC News, 22 September 2006.

5 Years Later, a More Sophisticated Mission in Afghanistan
Andrew Maykuth. The Philadelphia Inquirer, 21 September 2006.

Nato to Bolster Afghan Force
Suzanne Goldenberg. The Guardian, 21 September 2006.

Taliban Tenacity Surprised Us, Browne Admits
The Guardian, 19 September 2006.

NATO Faces Growing Hurdle As Call for Troops Falls Short
Molly Moore and John Ward Anderson. Washington Post, 18 September 2006.

Jones: Taliban Not Responsible for All Afghan Violence
Veronika Oleksyn. The Associated Press, 14 September 2006. Posted on the Army Times website. (See report below)

NATO's Mission in Afghanistan
Gen. James L. Jones. Presentation at the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, 14 September 2006 (.pdf file).

Soldiers Reveal Horror of Afghan Campaign
Kim Sengupta. The Independent, UK, 13 September 2006. Posted on the Truthout website.

NATO Gets No Offers for Afghan Reinforcements
Reuters, 13 September 2006.

Top Soldier Quits as Blundering Campaign Turns Into 'Pointless' War
Christina Lamb. The Times, UK, 12 September 2006.

Afghan Role Changing, Quarry Still Elusive
Charles M. Sennott. The Boston Globe, 12 September 2006.

The Taliban Will be Back in Power if the West Doesn't Narrow its Ambitions
Max Hastings. The Guardian, 11 September 2006.

Nearly 100 Taliban, Governor Killed on Eve of 9/11 Anniversary
Agence France-Presse, 10 September 2006.

Bin Laden Trail 'Stone Cold'
Dana Priest and Ann Scott Tyson. Washington Post, 10 September 2006.

How NATO Hopes to Turn the Tide in Afghanistan
Aryn Baker. TIME, 07 September 2006. Posted on the e-Ariana website.

NATO Commander Calls for Reinforcements in Afghanistan
Paul Ames. The Associated Press, 07 September 2006.

NATO Struggling in Afghanistan
Anes Alic and Hannah Strange. ISN Security Watch, 06 September 2006.

Coalition Dead in Iraq and Afghanistan Thru August 2006
Posted on the Defense and the National Interest website on 04 September 2006 (.pdf file).

Invading Afghanistan, 1838-2006: Politics and Pacification
John Ferris. Journal of Military and Strategic Studies, Fall 2006 (.pdf file).

Row over Afghan Clash Casualties
BBC News, 24 August 2006.

NATO in Afghanistan: A Test of the Transatlantic Alliance
Paul Gallis. Congressional Research Service, 22 August 2006 (.pdf file).

NATO Struggles to Maintain Control of Southern Afghanistan
Waliullah Rahmani. The Jamestown Foundation, 22 August 2006.

Afghan President Blames U.S. Airstrike for 10 Deaths
The Associated Press, 18 August 2006. Posted on the Washington Post website.

NATO Countries Find Troops Need More Armor Protection
Ron Synovitz. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 16 August 2006.

Pentagon Studies Examine 'Mistakes' in Iraq, Afghanistan
Tom Regan. CSMonitor.com, 16 August 2006.

NATO May Sign 'Enduring Partnership' with Afghanistan
Agence France-Presse, 15 August 2006.

Brutal U.S. Attack on Unarmed Afghans Captured by Photos
Tom Coghlan. The Independent, UK, 08 August 2006.

NATO's New Afghan Adventure
Council on Foreign Relations, 03 August 2006.

NATO's Moment of Truth in South Afghanistan
Leon Bruneau. Agence France-Presse, 30 July 2006.

NATO Prepares To Go Beyond Peacekeeping
Ron Synovitz. Radio Free Europe, Radio Liberty, 28 July 2006.

NATO's Afghan Commander Bemoans Force Shortfalls
Peter Graff. Reuters, 21 July 2006.

U.S. Military Deaths in Afghanistan
The Associated Press, 18 July 2006. Posted on the Seattle Post-Intelligencer website.

General: Three More Years to Fully Train Afghan Army
Pauline Jelinek. The Associated Press, 14 July 2006. Posted on the Army Times website.

Memo on Geneva Convention
Department of Defense memo, 07 July 2006. Posted on the Washington Post website on 11 July 2006.

Finding the 'Right Stuff' in Afghanistan
Greg Mills and Terence McNamee. The Christian Science Monitor, 10 July 2006.

Death Trap
Christina Lamb. The Times, UK, 09 July 2006.

Afghanistan's Mounting Body Count No Measure of Success
Bronwen Roberts. Agence France Presse, 09 July 2006. Posted on the e-Ariana website.

Urgent Plan to Reinforce Troops in Afghanistan as Criticism Grows
Richard Norton-Taylor. The Guardian, 07 July 2006.

Written Again in British Blood
Ben Macintyre. The Times, UK, 07 July 2006.

Coalition Dead in Iraq and Afghanistan Thru June 2006
Graphic posted on the Defense and the National Interest website, 07 July 2006 (.pdf file).

It's Déjà Vu in Afghanistan
Philip Hensher. Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 06 July 2006.

C.I.A. Closes Unit Focused on Capture of bin Laden
Mark Mazzetti. The New York Times, 04 July 2006.

Up to 800 Combat Troops to Replace Engineers in Afghanistan
Agence France Presse, 03 July 2006.

NATO's Afghanistan Challenge
Max Boot. Los Angeles Times, 21 June 2006.

Knitting Together an Afghan Strategy
Fred Kaplan. Slate.com, 20 June 2006.

Air Strikes in Afghanistan: Aargh!
William S. Lind. AntiWar.com, 20 June 2006.

U.S. Airstrikes Rise In Afghanistan as Fighting Intensifies
Thomas E. Ricks. Washington Post, 18 June 2006.

U.S. Military Erects Afghan Desert Base
Jason Straziuso. The Associated Press, 16 June 2006.

War on Terror Called Failure
Lynda Hurst. The Toronto Star, 15 June 2006. Posted on the Truthout website.

House Memo: Army Unit Readiness For Iraq, Afghanistan Is Lagging
Elaine M. Grossman. Inside the Pentagon, 06 July 2006.

U.S. Troops Abroad: a Security Linchpin?
Mark Sappenfield. The Christian Science Monitor, 15 June 2006.

NATO Troops in Afghanistan Try 'People-Friendly' Approach
Kim Barker. Chicago Tribune, 13 June 2006. Posted on the Fair Use website.

Air Heads: Misperceptions and Rivalries Obscure Air Power's Potential
William M. Arkin. Armed Forces Journal, June 2006.

United States Military Casualty Statistics: Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom
Hannah Fischer. Congressional Research Service, 08 June 2006.

U.S. Offers to Lead NATO Afghanistan Force
Paul Ames. The Associated Press, 07 June 2006. Posted on the Army Times website.

Army Manual to Skip Geneva Detainee Rule
Julian E. Barnes. Los Angeles Times, 05 June 2006. Posted on the Truthout websites.

Foreign Troops in South Afghanistan Will Double
Kim Barker. Chicago Tribune, 05 June 2006.

U.S. Soldiers Creating Road Rage in Afghanistan
Jim A. Chiavelli. The Boston Globe, 02 June 2006. Posted on the e-Ariana website.

Coalition Dead in Iraq and Afghanistan Thru May 2006
Posted on the Defense and the National Interest website, 05 June 2006.

U.S. Says Troops Fired at Crowd In Afghan Capital
Pamela Constable. Washington Post, 01 June 2006. Posted on the Information Clearing House website.

Bad Month in Afghanistan May Delay US Drawdown
Jim Lobe. Inter Press Service, 31 May 2006. Posted on the AntiWar website.

Information Operations in Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom: What Went Wrong
Maj. Joseph L. Cox. School of Advanced Military Studies, U.S. Army, 25 May 2006 (.pdf file).

Karzai Orders Probe Into U.S. Airstrike
Jason Straziuso. The Associated Press, 23 May 2006.

U.S. Commander in Afghanistan Thinks Locally
Pamela Constable. Washington Post, 04 May 2006.

U.K. Troops 'Doomed to Fail' in Afghanistan
Tim Ripley. The Scotsman, 02 May 2006.

Army Moving to Secure Data at Afghan Base
Julian E. Barnes. Los Angeles Times, 27 April 2006. Posted on the Fair Use website.

Leaks of Military Files Resume
Paul Watson. Los Angeles Times, 25 April 2006. Posted on the Fair Use website.

Making Friends in Lawless Lands
Alastair Leithead. BBC News, 23 April 2006.

Coalition Dead in Iraq and Afghanistan Thru April 2006
Defense and the National Interest, 05 May 2006.

Data Leaks Persist From Afghan Base
Paul Watson. Los Angeles Times, 13 April 2006. Posted on the Fair Use website.

U.S. Military Secrets for Sale at Afghan Bazaar
Paul Watson. Los Angeles Times, 10 April 2006.

No Set Date For NATO's Command of Coalition in Afghanistan: U.S.
Agence France Presse, 03 April 2006.

Planning Lessons From Afghanistan and Iraq
Joseph J. Collins. Joint Force Quarterly, April 2006 (.pdf file).

Army's Modular Force Makes Debut in Afghanistan
Gerry J. Gilmore. American Forces Press Service, 16 March 2006.

Historic Alliance to be Tested in Afghanistan
Greg Simmons. Fox News, 15 March 2006.

NATO Poised to Take Reins in Afghanistan
Jim Krane. The Associated Press, 13 March 2006. Posted on the Army Times website.

'We Will Get It Right'
Ginanne Brownell. Newsweek, 09 March 2006.

NATO To Expand Security Mission Throughout Afghanistan in 2006
Paul Tighe. Bloomberg, 07 March 2006.

U.S. Annual War Spending Grows
David Rogers. The Wall Street Journal, 08 March 2006. (See transcript below).

U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee Hearing on the Supplemental Budget Request for Operations in Iraq and Afghanistan
Congressional Quarterly Transcriptions, 09 March 2006. Posted on the Washington Post website.

Annals of the Pentagon
Jane Mayer. The New Yorker, 27 February 2006.

NATO Will be In Afghanistan for Years, Says Military Chief
Richard Norton-Taylor. The Guardian, 23 February 2006.

Afghan Forces Share Intelligence With Iraq
Bronwen Roberts. Sapa-Agence France Presse, 20 February 2006.

U.S. Military Deaths in Afghanistan
The Associated Press, 19 February 2006. Posted on the Jackson News-Tribune website.

U.S. Joins the Battle of Kabul
Syed Saleem Shahzad. Asia Times, 18 February 2006.

Tough G.I.'s Go to War Armed With Afghan ABC's
John Kifner. The New York Times, 16 February 2006.

Harmony and Disharmony: Exploiting Al-Qa'ida's Organizational Vulnerabilities
Combating Terrorism Center, U.S. Military Academy, 14 February 2006.

Quieter Presence Urged in Mideast
John Diamond. USA Today, 14 February 2006. (See report below).

Stealing Al-Qai'da's Playbook
Jarret M. Brachman and Willian F. McCants. Combating Terrorism Center, U.S. Military Academy, February 2006 (.pdf file).

The End of NATO's Honeymoon?
Amin Tarzi. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 13 February 2006.

Into the Valley of Death: UK Troops Head into Afghan War Zone
Kim Sengupta and Jerome Taylor. The Independent, UK, 13 February 2006.

The 'Long War' Fraud
Nicholas Berry. Foreign Policy Forum, 10 February 2006.

ISAF Prepares to Leave Base at Kabul Airport
Ahto Lobjakas. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 10 February 2006.

Coalition Winning in Afghanistan, General Says
Jim Garamone. American Forces Press Service, 06 February 2006. Posted on the Black Anthem website.

Army Mules Poised to Make a Comeback
The Associated Press, 06 February 2006. Posted on the Army Times website.

Dutch Parliament Votes Troops to Afghanistan
Wendel Broere. Reuters, 03 February 2006. Posted on the e-Ariana website.

National Military Strategic Plan for the War on Terrorism
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Department of Defense, 01 February 2006 (.pdf file).

The Prospects for Post-Conflict Afghanistan: A Call of the Sirens to the Country's Troubled Past
Thomas H. Johnson. Strategic Insights, February 2006 (.pdf file).

Pursuing Terrorists in the Great Desert
Raffi Khatchadourian. Village Voice, 31 January 2006.

Afghan Province's Problems Underline Challenge for U.S.
Griff Witte. Washington Post, 30 January 2006.

Lessons in Post Conflict Reconstruction from the New Afghanistan Compact
Peter J. Middlebrook and Sharon M. Miller. Foreign Policy in Focus, 27 January 2006 (.pdf file).

U.K. to Deploy 4,150 Extra Troops to Afghanistan
Mark Oliver. The Guardian, 26 January 2006.

NATO Says Might Need More Time for Afghan Expansion
Reuters, 26 January 2006.

NATO's Dutch Dilemma - A News Analysis
Amin Tarzi. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 18 January 2006.

Pakistani-Afghan Border Security Seems Lax
Noor Khan. The Associated Press, 16 January 2006.

Back Up NATO's Afghanistan Force
Philip H. Gordon. International Herald Tribune, 08 January 2006. Posted on The Brookings Institution website.

Air Power Against Terror: America's Conduct of Operation Enduring Freedom
Benjamin S. Lambeth. RAND, 06 January 2006 (.pdf file).

Afghan Officials Concerned About Pending U.S. Troop Pullout
Ahmed Rashid. Eurasianet.org, 06 January 2006.

U.S. Plans Downsizing in Iraq, Afghanistan
Josh White. Washington Post, 20 December 2005.

U.S. Forces in Afghanistan Change Tactics
Steve Gutterman. The Associated Press, 12 December 2005.

NATO Approves Plan for Afghan Expansion
Paul Ames. The Associated Press, 08 December 2005.

Coalition Dead in Iraq and Afghanistan
Graphic posted on the Defense and the National Interest website, December 2005.

Stabilization and Reconstruction in Afghanistan: Are PRTs a Model or a Muddle?
Michael J. McNerney. Parameters, Winter 2005 (.pdf file).

Small U.S. Units Lure Taliban Into Losing Battles
Scott Baldauf. Christian Science Monitor, 31 October 2005.

Charlie Company Fights an Invisible Enemy
Scott Baldauf. Christian Science Monitor, 13 October 2005.

Rice Thanks Troops in Kyrgyzstan for Terror War Support
Donna Miles. American Forces Press Service, 11 October 2005. Posted on the DefenseLink website.

Road Warriors: U.S. Forces in Afghanistan
Ian Klaus. San Francisco Chronicle, 15 September 2005.

Road Warriors: U.S. Forces in Afghanistan Army Engineers Build a Route to the Future
Ian Klaus. San Francisco Chronicle, 14 September 2005.

G.I. Death Toll in Afghanistan Worst Since '01
Carlotta Gall. New York Times, 22 August 2005.

VA Striving to Serve New Vets of Iraq, Afghanistan
Diane Chun. Gainesville Sun, 15 August 2005. Posted on the Veterans for Common Sense website.

Stretched Thin: Army Forces for Sustained Operations
Lynn E.Davis, et. al. RAND, 13 July 2005 (.pdf file).

Bagram: US Base in Afghanistan
Andrew North. BBC News, 11 July 2005.

UK Seeks to Free Troops for Afghanistan
Richard Norton-Taylor. The Guardian, 06 July 2005.

US Afghan Tactics 'Need Rethink'
BBC News, 05 July 2005.

U.S. Service Men, Women Who Have Died in Iraq, Afghanistan
William M. Hartnett. Palm Beach Post, 05 July 2005.

C.I.A. Expanding Terror Battle Under Guise of Charter Flights
Scott Shane, Stephen Grey and Margot Williams. New York Times, 31 May 2005.

Karzai, Bush Sign US Troop Agreement
Bryan Bender. Boston Globe, 24 May 2005.

Four Dead After Anti-American Riots Erupt in Afghanistan
Randeep Ramesh. The Guardian, 12 May 2005.

Afghan Arms Dump Explosion Kills 28
Stephen Graham. The Associated Press, 02 May 2005.

How Many Have Gone to War?
Mark Benjamin. Salon.com, 12 April 2005.

Halving Duty Tour Weighed by Army
John Hendren. Los Angeles Times, 08 April 2005. Posted on the Fort Wayne Gazette website.

The Echoes of Anaconda
Rebecca Grant. Air Force Magazine, April 2005.

American Grand Strategy After 9/11: An Assessment
Stephen D. Biddle. Army War College, April 2005. Posted on the Commonwealth Institute website (.pdf file).

US Scatters Bases to Control Eurasia
Ramtanu Maitra. Asia Times, 30 March 2005.

2 Main US Bases in Afghanistan Get Major Upgrade
Associated Press/Agence France-Presse, 28 March 2005. Posted on the Voice of America website.

US Considering Permanent Bases in Afghanistan, General Says
Michael Kitchen. VOA News, 16 March 2005.

Afghanistan Seeks US Military Partnership
Stephen Graham. The Associated Press, 01 March 2005. Posted on the Kansas City Star website.

U.S. Troops Begin Winter Afghanistan Offensive
Stephen Graham. The Day (New London), 12 December 2004.

U.S. May Plan Offensive in Afghanistan
Stephen Graham. The Associated Press, 30 November 2004. Posted on the NewsMax website.

Troops Hunting Al Qaeda Members Withdrawn
The Associated Press, 28 November 2004. Posted on the Washington Post website.

Afghanistan, Iraq: Two Wars Collide
Barton Gellman and Danfna Linzer. Washington Post, 22 October 2004. Posted on the Yahoo News website. Posted on the Truthout website.

Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Lessons of Recent Conflicts in the Middle East
Anthony H. Cordesman. CSIS, 21 October 2004. Posted on the Commonwealth Institute website (.pdf file).

Combat Duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, Mental Health Problems, and Barriers to Care
Charles W. Hoge, et. al. New England Journal of Medicine, 01 July 2004(.pdf file).

Counter-Terrorism Research Focused on Military Needs in Iraq, Afghanistan
John Stanton. National Defense Magazine, July 2004.

NATO-Led Peacekeepers Poised to Expand in North Afghanistan
Madeleine Coorey. Agence France-Presse, 23 June 2004. Posted on the ReliefWeb website.

Fighting a Hard, Half-Forgotten War
N.C. Aizenman. Washington Post, 22 June 2005.

A Ride to Afghanistan with a Taxed Air Force
Ann Scott Tyson. Christian Science Monitor, 16 June 2004.

More Probes of Troops in Iraq, Afghanistan Announced
Bradley Graham. Washington Post, 05 June 2004.

US Builds New Afghan Airbase
Andrew North. BBC News, 26 April 2004.

New U.S. Tactic in Afghanistan Has Old Ring
David Rohde. New York Times, 31 March 2004. Posted on the International Herald Tribune website.

US Beefs Up Forces in Afghanistan
BBC News, 26 March 2004.

US Concludes Bin Laden Escaped at Tora Bora Fight; Failure to Send Troops in Pursuit Termed Major Error
Barton Gellman and Thomas E. Ricks, Washington Post, 17 April 2002.

Final Phase in Afghan Disarmament
Ian MacWilliam. BBC News, 24 March 2005.

The Strange Battle of Shah-i-kot
Brendan O'Neill. Spiked Politics, 22 March 2002.

Assassination Sparks Chaos in Afghanistan
Hamida Ghafour. The Globe and Mail, 22 March 2004.

After 9/11, U.S. Policy Built on World Bases
James Sterngold. San Francisco Chronicle, 21 March 2004.

Tribes Recruited in bin Laden Hunt
Owais Tohid. Christian Science Monitor, 10 March 2004.

Buildup for U.S. Offensive No Secret
Ron Synovitz. Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty, 09 March 2004.

Seven US Soldiers Killed in Afghan Explosion
Stephen Graham. The Associated Press, 30 January 2004. Posted on the Boston Globe website.

Threats Force Western Troops to Alter Tactics in Afghanistan
Daniel LeBlanc. The Associated Press and Reuters, 29 January 2004. Posted on the Globe and Mail website.

Building Army Capabilities
U.S. Army. Draft powerpoint briefing, unclassified, 28 January 2004. Includes chart of ground force rotation plan for OIF and OEF; increases in combat brigades and Army endstrength (with associated yearly incremental costs) to meet demands of GWOT; and changes in inventory of unit types ("Most significant restructuring in the last 50 years").

Pentagon Plans Afghan Spring Offensive
Pauline Jelinek. The Associated Press, 28 January 2004. Posted on The Guardian website.

Afghan Attack Shows 'Tactic Change'
BBC News, 28 January 2004.

In Policy Shift, US Seeks to Woo Some Taliban
Pamela Constable. Washington Post, 22 December 2003. Posted on the Boston Globe website.

US Commanders Are Taking More Cues from Afghans
Ann Scott Tyson. Christian Science Monitor, 12 December 2003.

Casualties of War -- Military Care for the Wounded from Iraq and Afghanistan
Atul Gawande. New England Journal of Medicine, 09 December 2004.

NATO Far From Relieving US Forces in Afghanistan
Ann Scott Tyson. Christian Science Monitor, 09 December 2003.

US Child Bombing Account Challenged
BBC News, 07 December 2003.

Army Reserve Troops Ordered Back Overseas
Dave Moniz. USA Today, 01 December 2003.

The Other Conflict Continues to Take a G.I. Toll
David Rohde. New York Times, 24 November 2003.

US Keeps up Afghanistan Offensive
Frank Gardner. BBC News, 12 November 2003.

Two C.I.A. Operatives Killed in an Ambush in Afghanistan
Douglas Jehl. New York Times, 29 October 2003.

U.S. Explores Its Afghanistan Exit Options
Syed Saleem Shahzad. Asia Times, 15 October 2003.

White House to Overhaul Iraq and Afghan Missions
David E. Sanger. New York Times, 06 October 2003.

U.S. Officer Says Operation Taking Toll on Taliban
Dana Priest. Washington Post, 08 September 2003.

Taliban Raids Widen in Parts of Afghanistan
David Rohde. New York Times, 01 September 2003.

NATO Takes Over Afghan Peacekeeping Force
Todd Pitman. The Associated Press, 11 August 2003.

U.S. Troops Kill 22 Attackers in Afghanistan
April Witt. Washington Post, 21 July 2003.

Comparing Combat Experiences - Afghanistan and Iraq
New York Times, 01 July 2004.

U.S. Forces Enter Afghan Border Areas
Todd Pitman. The Associated Press, 22 June 2003. Posted on the The State website.

G.I.'s Move in Strength Against Afghan Rebels
Carlotta Gall. New York Times, 04 June 2003.

Nato Launches Review of Afghan Failings
Judy Dempsey. Financial Times, 24 May 2004. Posted on the NucNews website.

Soldiers Fear 'Afghan Vietnam'
Ian Mather. The Scotsman, 04 May 2003.

Rumsfeld Announces End of Afghan Combat
Vernon Loeb. Washington Post, 02 May 2003.

U.S. to Announce End of Afghan Combat
Vernon Loeb. Washington Post, 27 April 2003.

U.S. Role Shifts as Afghanistan Founders
Marc Kaufman. Washington Post, 14 April 2003.

'Taleban Under Attack' in Afghanistan
BBC News, 03 April 2003.

Afghans Hear Threat From a Distant War
April Witt. Washington Post, 01 April 2003.

Iraq Conflict Prompts Fresh Security Concerns in Afghanistan
Camelia Entekhabi-Fard. EurasiaNet, 24 March 2003.

The Secret War
Mark Townsend, et. al. The Guardian, 21 March 2004.

Flaws in the Afghan Model
Zvi Bar'el. Ha'aretz, 18 March 2003.

General Defends Tactics in Afghan Battle
Vernon Loeb. Washington Post, 12 March 2003. Posted on the NucNews website.

Mountain Division: Why the U.S. Can't Match the British at High Altitudes
Jason Vest. American Prospect, March 2003.

Coalition Forces Step Up Afghan Raids
BBC News, 14 February 2003.

We Need to Apply Somalia Lessons in Afghanistan
Debarati Guha-Sapir. Reuters, 14 February 2003.

American Commander Alters Military Strategy in Afghanistan
Ahmed Rashid. Eurasia Insight, 13 January 2003.

Pentagon Plans A Redirection in Afghanistan
Bradley Graham. Washington Post, 20 November 2002. Posted on the Daily Times (Pakistan) website.

The Hunt for Bin Laden
National Security Archive, 21 December 2001.

Archive Index
1. Overviews
2. Military Ops & Forces
3. Insurgency
4. Governance
5. Afghan Armed Forces
6. Reconstruction
7. Human Rights & Prisoners
8. Global Repercussions
9. Civilian Casualties
10. Opium
11. War Costs

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