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‘Tsunami of Cash’ in Afghanistan Is Questioned

Part of the U.S. strategy in Afghanistan is creating a “civilian surge” by pouring more money into development and aid projects to stabilize the country and win the hearts and minds of the people. But some aid workers say the “tsunami of cash” is a case of quantity over quality.

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Hearts and Minds Redux

“Decapitation strategies don’t work.” Those words, uttered by the newly named U.S. commander in Afghanistan, Gen. Stanley McChrystal, mark a shift in the military strategy in Afghanistan. Yes, indeed—it seems to have taken the Pentagon eight years to realize that “you’re going to have to convince people, not kill them.”

Posted on Jun 12, 2009 READ MORE


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Losing Hearts and Minds

In the latest installment of “Hometown Baghdad,” Ausama shows the damage that callous American forces inflicted on his safe haven—his grandmother’s house. You can almost see the gears turning in his head as he ponders what kind of security the occupation provides.

Posted on Apr 26, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN


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How Americans Get Around Town

On Friday, “Countdown” aired this troubling video of American soldiers negotiating Iraqi traffic by bumping cars out of the way and driving on the wrong side of the road. The soldiers would rather avoid making themselves stationary targets than build goodwill among the already outraged Iraqis.
(h/t: Crooks and Liars)

Posted on Feb 4, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN


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