Light at End of Afghan Tunnel Recedes

“Now we can see [success in Vietnam] clearly, like the light at the end of a tunnel.” – Gen. Henri Navarre, commander French forces in Vietnam, May 20, 1953 “A new phase is starting … we have reached an important point when the end begins to come into view … there is a light at … Continue reading “Light at End of Afghan Tunnel Recedes”

Afghanistan as a Drug War

  A front-page New York Times article by Rod Nordland on the aftermath of a recent U.S. Marine offensive in Helmand province, opium poppy-growing capital of the planet, began this way: "The effort to win over Afghans on former Taliban turf in Marjah has put American and NATO commanders in the unusual position of arguing … Continue reading “Afghanistan as a Drug War”