On April 19th, 2009, Iraq’s Council of Representatives successfully elected Ayad al-Samaraie as its new speaker of parliament.
A topographical map of Afghanistan and its neighbors that show major roads, cities, and tributaries.
"Yes, We Can. In the 'graveyard of empires' we are fighting a war we can win" in the Weekly StandardMarch 23, 2009 - Kimberly Kagan
If you believe the headlines, Afghanistan is "the graveyard of empires," a "quagmire" and a "fiasco," the place where President Barack Obama will meet his "Vietnam."
Since I’ve been back from Iraq (after a tour as commanding general of the Multi-National Security Transition Command-Iraq from June 2007 to July 2008), one of the questions I’m asked most often is: “What was the thing that made the surge work?”
Kimberly and Frederick Kagan's published an op-ed article in the Wall Street Journal on the Iraq's recent Provincial Elections.