Who’s Really “Relying on Assumptions and Beliefs to Shape Reality” in Afghanistan War Debate?

By: Thursday September 16, 2010 2:55 pm

The Afghanistan Study Group report is out, and the fight is on. A number of critiques have been leveled at the report, one of the most influential being Joshua Foust’s over at Registan.net, chunks of which are percolating upward into larger outlets. Foust is a smart guy with whom I regularly debate, but there’s a particularly offensive landmine hiding at the end of Foust’s post that I want to highlight, where Foust states that the anti-war movement “relies on assumption and beliefs to shape reality”.

 

How Degrading Is DADT?

By: Tuesday August 10, 2010 3:35 pm

By every measure, Cadet Katherine Miller has been an exemplary officer candidate. But because of the military’s discriminatory policy towards homosexuals, she resigned, and the Army lost exactly the sort of person it needs more of.

Wikileaks Too Confusing for Citizens?

By: Tuesday July 27, 2010 6:00 am

The COIN crew is circling the wagons, telling us to move along, nothing to see in those messy Wikileaks documents but the House will today vote to make us pay another $30 Billion for it all.

Don’t Be Fooled by the Rocks That I Got: Afghanistan Strategy on the Block

By: Tuesday June 15, 2010 8:30 am

Part of understanding propaganda is knowing its intended audience. The recent Pentagon leak on Afghanistan’s mineral wealth is no different. While it appears desperate and comical, it is highly effective and specifically targeted propaganda.

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