Another kind of surge

December 2009
Christian Century;12/29/2009, Vol. 126 Issue 26, p7
The article presents commentary on the December 2009 announcement by U.S. President Barack Obama to authorize a troop surge in the Afghanistan War in contrast to the humanitarian and economic development work of Greg Mortenson. The author describes Mortenson's accomplishments in promoting rural education in the region and asserts that development work rather than troop surges are necessary to resolve the conflict.


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