Updated May 16, 2014
An item in today’s Washington Post by Rajiv Chandrasekaran refreshes our thoughts on the fraught Afghan scene. On these rainy/snowy days such as we are having today, a good idea is to read these recent volumes to reset one’s perspective on the Afghan and Iraq ventures. Short reviews and the points I see in them. At the link:
Recent release, “The Wrong Enemy” by Carlotta Gaul sheds a bright (if unwelcome in some circles) light on the doomed American adventure in Afghanistan and the dark role “ally” Pakistan has played in the debacle.
Russ Imrie, February 6, 2013
U.S. Capitol SOTU eve, 2011 – photo Russ Imrie
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