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Obama's Afghanistan Surge

News The Guardian 19 February 2009
Afghanistan

Principles for an Afghanistan Strategy

Report 18 February 2009
As the Obama Administration begins a 60-day review of its Afghanistan strategy, a diverse group of progressive experts in development, counter-terrorism, regional politics and US politics came together to advise NSN on a set of principles that might guide both the Administration in building a new strategy and advocates in Congress, the media and the public in judging a proposed strategy.
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Afghanistan

Barack of Afpakia

News The Wall Street Journal 17 February 2009
Afghanistan

A Comprehensive Strategy for Afghanistan and Pakistan

Report 10 February 2009
The situation in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region continues to deteriorate, with news in the last week of more attacks on American and NATO supply routes from Pakistan and the Kyrgyz government’s decision to close a key American air base.  It is critical that we have a clear strategy for Afghanistan that includes measureable and realistic objectives, and President Obama’s decision to delay the announcement of additional troops into Afghanistan until we have a focused strategy is the right approach. 
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A Comprehensive Strategy for Afghanistan and Pakistan

Report 12 January 2009
The situation in Afghanistan and Pakistan continues to be dire.  This weekend saw the heaviest cross-border assault by the Taliban on Pakistani troops in months.  Meanwhile, the news regarding corruption, opium production and the security of supply routes into Afghanistan continues to be negative.  With the threat of an Al Qaeda safehaven on the Afghanistan-Pakistan border and the danger of an unstable and nuclear Pakistan, this region will be one of the centers of attention of the next administration.
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Afghanistan

A Comprehensive Strategy for Afghanistan and Pakistan

Press Release Washington, D.C. 12 January 2009

This Week Confirms an Undeniable Legacy of Failure

Press Release Washington, D.C. 12 December 2008
Afghanistan

Bush Administration to Obama: Our Approach Failed, Pursue a Progressive Approach Toward Afghanistan and Pakistan

Report 8 December 2008
On Sunday the New York Times reported that the outgoing Bush Administration is preparing a review of its Afghanistan and Pakistan strategy for the incoming Obama Administration. The report’s three conclusions – making assistance to Pakistan conditional, adopting a broader regional approach, and elevating the importance of non-military efforts toward the region – constitute a rejection of the Bush Administration’s approach and embrace an alternative that progressive leaders and institutions have advocated for years.
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