The Pentagon is now “investigating” and going after Lt. Col. Daniel Davis, who submitted an 86-page report with classified information to Congress on the war in Afghanistan. He also wrote an unclassified version of the report that he is waiting for Army Public Affairs to review so that he can release it to the public.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Thursday February 9, 2012 3:35 pm|
|By: Derrick Crowe 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”.
|By: Robert Naiman Friday September 10, 2010 4:10 pm|
The report of the Afghanistan Study Group makes arguments that stand a good chance of moving the Washington debate towards ending the war.
|By: Derrick Crowe Monday November 23, 2009 7:27 am|
Matthew Hoh, the highest ranking U.S. official to resign over policy on Afghanistan, discusses the predicament of military activity in that country with Daniel Ellsberg.
|By: Swopa Friday November 20, 2009 3:15 pm|
White House press secretary Robert Gibbs told Reuters today that it will be at least another week — in other words, after Thanksgiving — before President Obama announces his new strategy for Afghanistan (not to be confused, of course, with his previous new strategy from earlier this year).
Meanwhile, though, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi wasn’t waiting to reiterate her assessment of the situation.
|By: Derrick Crowe Tuesday November 17, 2009 3:47 pm|
The Progressive Caucus just sent a letter to President Obama asking for a meeting to discuss “a comprehensive rethinking of our military mission, a complete redesign of our reconstruction and stabilization strategy and a courageous reconciliation strategy for Afghanistan.”
|By: David Dayen Tuesday November 17, 2009 1:49 pm|
Matthew Hoh sounds more like a professor of Asian history than anything. “The British and Russian occupations of Afghanistan were based on irrational fear and regional politics. The British thought Afghanistan could be a buffer state between Russia and India, when Russia had no designs on India whatsoever at that time. We’re making some of [...]
|By: David Dayen Friday November 13, 2009 8:59 am|
Matthew Hoh, the highest-ranking foreign service officer to resign his post in Afghanistan, says he completely understands US Ambassador Karl Eikenberry’s move to privately speak out against an escalation of forces, given the corrupt central government in place in the country.
|By: David Dayen Tuesday October 27, 2009 9:00 am|
I agree with Spencer Ackerman that this is a big deal–Matthew Hoh, a Foreign Service officer with previous experience in the Marines, has resigned his post in Afghanistan, specifically in protest over the war, which he claims “fuels the insurgency.” “I have lost understanding of and confidence in the strategic purposes of the United [...]