This Backgrounder is the second installment in a series of reports analyzing the battle for Marjah in Helmand province.
Dr. Kimberly Kagan and Dr. Fredrick Kagan, Wall Street Journal, February 17, 2010
This backgrounder provides an update on the political developments in Iraq in advance of the March 7, 2010 parliamentary election.
For more information on Helmand, Afghanistan, see Operation Moshtarak: Preparing for the Battle of Marjah, by Jeffrey Dressler.
This Backgrounder is the first installment in a series of reports analyzing the battle for Marjah in Helmand province.
As future colonels, generals and senior sergeants major, you will be responsible not only for figuring out what should be reformed and what conserved, but also for directing and supervising necessary changes.
This report documents Afghanistan’s politics as they evolved in 2009, and examines the implications they will have for the way forward.