Post Tagged with: "war in Afghanistan"

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Buying our Way Out of Afghanistan?

A privatization of the Afghanistan war risks signaling that the U.S. is no longer obliged to remain nationally engaged, and can choose whether or not to meet obligations.

Substituting U.S. Troops for Private Military Contractors in Afghanistan

Substituting U.S. Troops for Private Military Contractors in Afghanistan

If U.S troops are substituted for private contractors, then there must be a change to U.S. laws controlling the use of private security contractors in a combat role.

Seaman 3rd Class Eric Nobriga, assigned to Combined Anti-Armor Team 2, hands candy to Afghan children during a patrol in Nawa District, Helmand province, Afghanistan. 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment is one of the ground combat elements deployed with Regimental Combat Team 7, whose mission is to conduct counterinsurgency operations in partnership with the Afghan national security forces in southern Afghanistan.

The Maywand District Murders: Violence, Vulnerability and Desecrating the Body

The extraordinary level of pain and suffering that was inflicted on the body of Gul Mudin and others speaks to the peculiar relationship between violence and the body.

Reflections on the American War, Karzai, and Orientalism in Afghanistan

Reflections on the American War, Karzai, and Orientalism in Afghanistan

The lens of Orientalism allows us to see the weight of historical and cultural gravity in Afghanistan. However, it has reached its metaphorical zenith in the country.

Conflict or Civil War? Conceptualizing the Conflict in Afghanistan

Conflict or Civil War? Conceptualizing the Conflict in Afghanistan

The classification of the conflict in Afghanistan over the course of the 1990s as a “civil war” obscures international culpability in protracting the armed conflict.

Review – Afghanistan, Pakistan and Strategic Change

Review – Afghanistan, Pakistan and Strategic Change

Krause and Mallory’s edited collection correctly emphasizes that, despite the West’s long involvement in Afghanistan, a much better understanding is needed.

Review – The Routledge Handbook of War and Society

Review – The Routledge Handbook of War and Society

Carlton-Ford and Ender’s edited collection draws attention to the challenges facing the military in irregular warfare, albeit with its main focus on the American experience.

Gendered Bodies for the ‘Theatre of War’

Gendered Bodies for the ‘Theatre of War’

The disciplining of martial bodies through gender specific regulations tells us a great deal about the relationship between gender, sexuality, militarisation and warfare.

Review – Anatomy of a Bad Idea: COIN Best Practices

Review – Anatomy of a Bad Idea: COIN Best Practices

Nearly every question about how the U.S. Army came to be entangled in wars it knew better than to fight in Iraq and Afghanistan are answered by three excellent and complementary books.

The Petraeus Scandal

The Petraeus Scandal

David Petraeus was thought to be a possible Republican US presidential or vice presidential candidate. This affair has ruined such opportunities, but it will not stop him from being part of the discussion of future national security issues.

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