COIN

Tom Ricks, hagiographer to generals and much-lauded fellow of the Obama administration's "counterinsurgency HQ" at the Center for a New American Sec Read more...
CNN report via CSpanJunkie "we must make it clear that if Pakistan cannot or will not act, we will take out high-level terrorist targets like bin L Read more...
"We were walking, I was holding my grandson's hand, then there was a loud noise and everything went white. When I opened my eyes, everybody was scre Read more...
The story of an American airstrike on an Afghan village on the night of August 21 keeps getting stranger. At first, the US military said that milita Read more...
The US has kicked the investigation of an alleged airstrike-gone-wrong into high gear, sending a general to Afghanistan to take over from local comman Read more...

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Afghans prepare graves for people killed by a US airstrike on Azizabad village in Herat province. The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) s Read more...
There's a bit of a difference of opinion between NATO and Afghan authorities over the result of recent airstrikes. American-led coalition forces kil Read more...
Blue Indiana: (h/t Jamie) So, let's say you're a long-shot congressional candidate who no one wants to invest in, so you're financially screwed. You Read more...
Why Compassionate Conservatism is a lie---example-53987 Chicago Tribune: (h/t bascombe) Several mothers who have lost children at war in Iraq took p Read more...
The Star (h/t NonnyMouse): An odd-looking Canadian coin with a bright red flower was the culprit behind the U.S. Defence Department's false espi Read more...