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Afghanistan: the Tipping Point?

Afghanistan: the Tipping Point?

  • April 16, 2012
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The audacious  attacks carried out by the Taliban in the heart of Kabul have once again exposed the increasingly glaring discrepancy between the official version of the Afghan war and the actual situation on the ground.  For the last year, US and British military commanders have painted an upbeat picture of the war in which their...

His Master’s Voice: the Media and the Afghan war

His Master’s Voice: the Media and the Afghan war

  • February 12, 2012
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Lieutenant-Colonel Daniel L. Davis will not be a very popular man in the Pentagon or the White House right now.  His report on the Afghanistan war Dereliction of Duty II, which has just been leaked by Rolling Stone magazine, is a lucid, compelling and ultimately devastating analysis of the discrepancy between what politicians and generals...

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