Monthly Archives: October 2011


Greetings class, I’d like to introduce myself as the forward deployed member of our class.  I am writing from a forward operating base (FOB) in Eastern Afghanistan and am here on a yearlong tour that began in January of this … Continue reading

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Our Clock is Ticking

Ten years after the beginning of the US-led intervention, American troops now prepare to leave. Afghan insurgents would probably tell you that foreign invasions always end that way; that Afghanistan is called the “graveyard of empires” for a reason. The … Continue reading

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What Now?

This week the students picked two articles that look at the future of Afghanistan with different lenses. Although they offer two different perspectives on the war, both authors share a similar concern. They both wonder where Afghanistan is going. Former … Continue reading

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