Counterinsurgency in Helmand: Progress and Remaining Challenges

January 5, 2011

Coalition and Afghan forces have made remarkable progress clearing and holding critical districts in central and southern Helmand province.

"Why we must stick with Obama's Afghan strategy" (Washington Post)

December 17, 2010 - Kimberly Kagan

Now that President Obama has authorized Gen. David Petraeus to continue to execute the current strategy in Afghanistan, the question is: Can the U.S. strategy succeed?

Counterinsurgency in Kandahar: Evaluating the 2010 Hamkari Campaign

December 15, 2010

Report #7 details the ISAF & Afghan counteroffensive in Kandahar province during summer & fall 2010; part of Hamkari, the term given to the combined civil-military campaign to weaken the insurgency.