Breaking: Richard Holbrooke Dead

By: Monday December 13, 2010 4:50 pm

Richard Holbrooke, the US Special Envoy to Afghanistan, has died. He had been in critical condition after emergency surgery to repair a torn aorta.


McChrystal’s Revenge: Everyone Hates Karl Eikenberry

By: Thursday June 24, 2010 5:45 pm

In the wake of General McChrystal’s firing, supporters of his counterinsurgency strategy have shifted to the blame game. Their target? US Ambassador to Afghanistan Karl Eikenberry. But is Eikenberry really at fault, or has he been right all along?

What are We Doing There? Ellsberg and Hoh Discuss the Afghanistan Dilemma

By: 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.

Foreign Service Officer Resigns His Post in Afghanistan

By: 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 [...]

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