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The SecDef gives the definitive analysis of the war, a must-read

A must-read except from a press conference by our Secretary of Defense: I don’t want to comment in detail on the situation in Afghanistan because it is a complex one. I think the Ambassador said there were 43 wars there. It’s a very complicated situation involving political, economic, and military factors. I don’t think we can …

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A history lesson recommended for the top of your reading pile

The various media bombard us with information, putting us in the position of a child with a thousand teachers.  Which lessons deserve our attention?  Which have the most benefit for us in the next month?  The next year? While the eulogies of Robert McNamara and Walter Chroncike were interesting, I recommend instead the following brief history …

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A living eulogy to Robert Strange McNamara

Here is a fine slide presentation, filled with graphs and numbers of all kinds.  Just like those the late SecDef McNamara watched, and by which he steered the Vietnam War. “The Air War in Afghanistan: The Broader Issue“, Anthony H. Cordesman, Center for Strategic and International Studies, 20 May 2009 While this data is useful, …

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