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Principles for an Afghanistan Strategy

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When the Obama Administration began 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. We begin from the premise that the situation in the United States, and the history and dynamics of the region, require a sharp differentiation between objectives that we might like to achieve and a baseline of what must be achieved for our national interests and our moral obligations – to our military, our citizens and the people of Afghanistan.
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Fact Check: Bush Plain Wrong on Afghanistan

Press Release Washington, DC 24 February 2008
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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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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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