The U.S. military would probably fare better in a conventional conflict like Russia's war in Ukraine, but not all the lessons it learned in the war on terror would serve it well.
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In testimony before the House, the special inspector general for Afghanistan reconstruction offered a sobering portrait of the challenges confronting U.S. reconstruction efforts, and called for more vigorous and proactive congressional oversight of those efforts.
What explains the general lack of interest in the Afghanistan Papers? Why didn’t this trove of declassified documents catch fire like the Pentagon Papers during Vietnam?
Review of Rebecca Sanders, “Plausible Legality: Legal Culture and Political Imperative in the Global War on Terror” (New York: Oxford University Press, 2018)
In a scathing New York Times op-ed today, Micah Zenko lays into the Trump administration both for maintaining the “counterproductive” and “immoral” counterterrorism policies of its predecessors (particularly those involving the use of military force), and for making the situation worse for noncombatants.