Afghanistan Is Obama's War Now

Kitfield, James
December 2009
National Journal;12/5/2009, p22
The article introduces two articles about the military policy of former U.S. President George W. Bush and his successor Barack Obama on Iraq and Afghanistan. "New Lease on a Long War" examines the counterinsurgency policy of Army General David Petraeus in Iraq. "The Counter-Revolution in Military Affairs" explores the lessons learned by the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Army from counterinsurgency.


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