Publications

Analysis of Afghan Defense Appointments

July 20, 2010 - Institute for the Study of War

This Backgrounder analyzes the recent appointments to the Ministry of Defense and Afghan National Army.

Marjah's Lessons for Kandahar

July 9, 2010 - Jeffrey Dressler

As coalition forces look towards Kandahar this summer, lessons from Marjah should be used to inform proper planning and execution in order to avoid the repetition of costly mistakes.

"Did They Forget?" by LTG James Dubik (Ret.)

July 1, 2010 - LTG James M. Dubik (U.S. Army, Ret.)

Regardless of one’s position concerning the war in Iraq, the fact is that blood, sacrifice and treasure—of Iraqi, American and coalition countries— have brought us to a point where a slow end to the insurgency may finally be in sight.

The Irreconcilables: The Haqqani Network

June 28, 2010 - Jeffrey Dressler

The Pakistanis have reportedly offered to help reach out to the murderous Haqqani organization in the hopes of bringing the movement’s leader, Siraj Haqqani, to the negotiating table.

The Irreconcilables: The Haqqani Network

June 28, 2010 - Jeffrey Dressler

This backgrounder outlines the history of the Haqqani Network in Pakistan.

"A Winnable War" by Kimberly and Fredrick Kagan (TWS)

June 26, 2010 - Institute for the Study of War

"With a new commander and a renewed commitment from the commander in chief, we will make military progress in Afghanistan."

Lashkar-e-Taiba’s Afghan Connection (Bellum)

June 16, 2010 - Jeffrey Dressler

ISW Research Analyst Jeffrey Dressler offers thoughts on Pakistani terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba at Bellum, a Project of the Stanford Review.

Will the Marines Push into Northern Helmand?

June 10, 2010 - Jeffrey Dressler

Northern Helmand may be the next focal point of U.S. and British efforts in the province, just four months after U.S. Marines launched the massive Operation Moshtarak in central Helmand.

Pakistan's North Waziristan Mirage (Bellum)

June 7, 2010 - Jeffrey Dressler

ISW Research Analyst Jeffrey Dressler offers thoughts on North Waziristan at Bellum, A Project of the Stanford Review.

"Time to Lead, and Live" by LTG James Dubik, U.S. Army (Ret.)

June 3, 2010 - LTG James M. Dubik (U.S. Army, Ret.)

Time to Lead, and Live

by LTG James M. Dubik, U.S. Army, (Ret.) ARMY Magazine, June 2010

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