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Afghanistan

Time to Focus on the Greatest Danger

Report 18 March 2008
The fight to stabilize Afghanistan and drive out Al Qaeda and the Taliban for good has been stalled by Washington’s misbegotten fixation on Iraq.
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Iraq

Government Report Paints bin Laden, Hussein as Rivals

Report 14 March 2008
The Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA) report-dated November 2007 yet only released this week, titled "Saddam and Terrorism: Emerging Insights from Captured Iraqi Documents" found no direct connection between Saddam's Iraq and al Qaeda, definitively putting to rest this longstanding Bush Administration assertion.
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Iran

Adm. Fallon's Dissenting Voice: Views on Iraq Strategy More in Line With American Mainstream than Bush Administration

Report 4 March 2008
Adm. Fallon—Commander of U.S. Central Command and Gen. David Petraeus'; superior—has consistently been less enthusiastic on the surge than Petraeus and other Bush Administration officials. His dissenting voice on the Iraq surge strategy has been disregarded by the White House, and his strong support for balancing our focus on Iraq with other regional priorities has yet to be fully realized.
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Iraq

Testimonty of Rand Beers: Iraq and the Costs to America's Security

Report 28 February 2008
The cost of the war in Iraq in terms of lives and treasure has been tremendous.
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Afghanistan

Three Independent Reports Conclude Efforts in Afghanistan are Failing

Report 30 January 2008
Yesterday, three important non-partisan reports were released – each concluding that the situation in Afghanistan is gravely deteriorating.
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Afghanistan

Fact Check: Bush Plan Wrong on Afghanistan

Report 29 January 2008
A fact check from the National Security Network on President Bush's State of the Union comments regarding Afghanistan show the country is still in a state of disrepair.
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Terrorism & National Security

The President's Foreign Policy Legacy: Democracy or Disaster?

Report 29 January 2008
Three years after the President's second inaugural address, the United States urgently needs a change of course, back toward the best of our democratic principles and away from disaster.
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Iraq

Losing What Counts Most

Report 24 January 2008
As President Bush prepares his final State of the Union, it’s time for an independent reckoning of his Iraq legacy: what the misbegotten war has really cost us, and how we can begin to undo the damage at home and abroad.
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Pakistan

US Must Stand Firm In Support of Democracy and the Rule of Law in Pakistan

Report 26 November 2007
News that President Musharraf will step down as the head of the Pakistani military is a welcome development, but for the sake of US national security and international credibility the American response must be stronger.
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Iraq

National Intelligence Estimate Shows that the Surge Has Failed

Report 23 August 2007
The National Intelligence Estimate on Iraq shows that none of the goals outlined by the President in January are not being met.
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