AFGHANISTAN:  CURRENT ISSUES


July 2010

Compiled by Bibliography Branch
Muir S. Fairchild Research Information Center
Maxwell AFB, AL


Contents

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Internet Resources


Abbaszadeh, Nima and others.  Provincial Reconstruction Teams:  Lessons and Recommendations.  Princeton, NJ, Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, 2008.  52 p.
Available online at:  http://wws.princeton.edu/research/pwreports_f07/wws591b.pdf

Afghanistan Analysts Network
Available online at:  http://aan-afghanistan.com/index.asp?id=1
Includes publications, blogs, events, and links to media items.

Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit
Available online at:  http://www.areu.org.af/index.php?option=com_frontpage&Itemid=25
Website for the Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU) based in Kabul, Afghanistan.  Includes newsletter, research publications, and the A to Z Guide to Afghanistan Assistance.

Afghanistan's Hard Summer:  The Impact on European Troop Contributing Nations, edited by Toby Archer.  Helsinki, Finland, The Finnish Institute of International Affairs, 2009.  14 p.  (Briefing Paper 43).
Available online at:  http://www.humansecuritygateway.com/documents/FIIA_AfghanistansHardSummer.pdf
Lessons from a hard summer of fighting in 2009, briefing offers an understanding of International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) contributing nations' political dynamics affecting fellow coalition members.

American Institute of Afghanistan Studies
Available online at:  http://www.bu.edu/aias/
Website for "private scholarly institution founded in 2003 to support research on all aspects of Afghanistan's history and culture and to promote scholarly ties between Afghanistan and the United States." - Mission statement.  Includes reports, events, and links to other institutions interested in the study of Afghanistan.

Azarbaijani-Moghaddam, Sippi and others.  Afghan Hearts, Afghan Minds:  Exploring Afghan Perceptions of Civil-Military Relations.  London, British and Irish Agencies Afghanistan Group, 2008.  86 p.
Available online at:  http://www.humansecuritygateway.com/documents/ENNA_BAAG_Afghanistan_afghanheartsafghanminds.pdf
Research conducted for the European Network of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Afghanistan (ENNA) and the British and Irish Agencies Afghanistan Group (BAAG).

Banerjee, Nipa.  Afghanistan:  No Security, No Governance.  Policy Options, pp 66-71, November 2009.
Available online at:  www.irpp.org/po/archive/nov09/banerjee.pdf
Looks at development efforts in Afghanistan.

Barry, Charles L. and Greene, Samuel R.  What Democracy for Afghanistan:  An Analysis Utilizing Established Norms and Five Non-Western Case Studies.  Washington, National Defense University, Center for Technology and National Security Policy, 2009.  59 p.
Available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA507806
Examines democratic governance and what Afghan democracy may become in the future.

Bijlert, Martine van.  How to Win an Afghan Election:  Perceptions and Practices.  Afghanistan Analysts Network, 2009.  30 p.
Available online at:  http://aan-afghanistan.com/uploads/2009%20AAN-MvB%20Afghan%20Election.pdf
Discusses perceptions among Afghans concerning outcomes of elections.

Bijlert, Martine van.  Polling Day Fraud in the Afghan Elections.  Afghanistan Analysts Network, 2009.  6 p.
Available online at:  http://aan-afghanistan.com/uploads/2009AAN-MvB-pollingfraud.pdf

Brookings Institute.  Afghanistan Index:  Tracking Variables of Reconstruction & Security in Post 9/11
Available online at:  http://www.brookings.edu/foreign-policy/afghanistan-index.aspx
"A statistical compilation of economic, public opinion and security data, including crime, infrastructure, causalities, unemployment, Afghan security forces, and coalition troop strength."  Updated weekly, archives available.

Bruno, Greg and Kaplan, Eban.  The Taliban in Afghanistan.  Washington, Council on Foreign Relations, August 3, 2009. 
Available online at:  http://www.cfr.org/publication/10551/taliban_in_afghanistan.html
Covers the rise of the Taliban, early supporters, leadership and structure, Afghan public opinion of the Taliban, and oppositions.

Cordesman, Anthony H.  The Afghan Narcotics Industry:  Extended Summary.  Washington, Center for Strategic & International Studies, 2009.  57 p.
Available online at:  http://www.humansecuritygateway.com/documents/CSIS_AfghanNarcoticsIndustry_ExtendedSummary.pdf

Cordesman, Anthony H.  Afghan National Security Forces:  Shaping the Path to Victory.  Washington, Center for Strategic & International Studies, 2009.  50 p.
Available online at:  http://www.humansecuritygateway.com/documents/CSIS_AfghanNationalSecurityForces_ShapingPathVictory.pdf
Examines the issues affecting the expansion of Afghan forces.
Cordesman, Anthony H.  The Afghan-Pakistan Conflict:  US Strategic Options in Afghanistan.  Washington, Center for Strategic & International Studies, 2009.  36 p.
Available online at:  http://www.humansecuritygateway.com/documents/CSIS_AfghanPakistanConflict_USStrategicOptions.pdf

Cordesman, Anthony H.  The Afghan-Pakistan War:  A Status Report:  2009 A Brief Summary.  Washington, Center for Strategic & International Studies, 2009.  31 p.
Available online at:  http://www.humansecuritygateway.com/documents/CSIS_AfPakWar_12August2009_Status2009August.pdf

Cordesman, Anthony H.  The Afghan-Pakistan War:  Afghan Economics and Conditions of Life.  Washington, Center for Strategic & International Studies, 2009.  37 p.
Available online at:  http://www.humansecuritygateway.com/documents/CSIS_AfPakWar_AfghanEconomics_ConditionsOfLife.pdf

Cordesman, Anthony H.  The Afghan-Pakistan War:  The Air War.  Washington, Center for Strategic & International Studies, 2009.  23 p.
Available online at:  http://www.humansecuritygateway.com/documents/CSIS_AfPakWar_AirWar.pdf
Charts and graphs of the scale and impact of NATO air strikes in Afghanistan.

Cordesman, Anthony H.  The Afghan-Pakistan War:  The Battle of Perceptions.  Washington, Center for Strategic & International Studies, 2009.  91 p.
Available online at:  http://www.humansecuritygateway.com/documents/CSIS_AfPakWar_BattleOfPerceptions.pdf
Afghan public attitudes on the Taliban, government, and course of the war.

Cordesman, Anthony H.  The Afghan-Pakistan War:  The Rising Intensity of Conflict 2007-2008.  Washington, Center for Strategic & International Studies, 2009.  22 p.
Available online at:  http://www.humansecuritygateway.com/documents/CSIS_AfPakWar_RisingIntensityConflict_20072008.pdf

Cordesman, Anthony H.  The Afghan War at End 2009:  A Crisis and New Realism.  Washington, Center for Strategic & International Studies, 2010.  39 p.
Available online at:  http://www.operationspaix.net/IMG/pdf/CSIS_afghanwaratend2009_2010-01-04_.pdf
Report with numerous graphs arguing that the U.S. and NATO reports of "successes" in the war in Afghanistan are misleading.

Dennys, Christian and Zaman, Idrees.  Trends in Local Afghan Conflicts:  Synthesis Paper.  Cooperation for Peace and Unity, June 2009.  44 p. 
Available online at:  http://cpau.org.af/Research/Docs_our_publications/Trends%20in%20local%20Afghan%20conflicts%20Synthesis%20June%2009%20Final.pdf
Conflict analysis comparison from eight different districts in Afghanistan.

Esser, Daniel.  Who Governs Kabul?  Explaining Urban Politics in a Post-War Capital City.  New York, Columbia University, 2009.  28 p.  (Crisis States Working Paper Series).
Available online at:  http://www.crisisstates.com/download/wp/wpSeries2/WP43EsserR.pdf

Forsberg, Carl.  The Taliban's Campaign for Kandahar.  Washington, Institute for the Study of War, 2009.  71 p.  (Afghanistan Report 3).
Available online at:  http://www.understandingwar.org/report/talibans-campaign-kandahar
"Describes the Taliban's multi-year campaign to exert control over Kandahar." - Executive Summary

French, Nils N.  Learning from the Seven Soviet Wars:  Lessons for Canada in Afghanistan
Available online at:  http://www.army.forces.gc.ca/caj/documents/vol_10/iss_4/CAJ_vol10.4_06_e.pdf
Article from the Canadian Army Journal, 10:36-47, Winter 2008.  Discusses lessons learned and the advantages Canada and its allies have over the Soviet experience in Afghanistan.

Ghani, Ashraf.  A Ten-Year Framework for Afghanistan:  Executing the Obama Plan ... and Beyond.  Washington, The Atlantic Council of the United States, 2009.  33 p.
Available online at:  http://www.acus.org/files/publication_pdfs/65/AfghanistanReport-200904.pdf

Giustozzi, Antonio.  Armed Politics and Political Competition in Afghanistan
Available online at:   http://www.cmi.no/file/?306
"This paper analyzes the role of different non-state armed groups in post-2001 Afghan politics and traces their evolution." - Introduction

Giustozzi, Antonio.  The Eye of the Storm:  Cities in the Vortex of Afghanistan's Civil Wars.  London, Crisis States Research Centre, 2009.  25 p.  (Crisis States Working Paper Series).
Available online at:  http://www.crisisstates.com/download/wp/wpSeries2/WP62GiustozziR.pdf
"Provides an overview of urban perspectives on conflict in Afghanistan, analyzes urban-rural relations, how 'solidarity groups' consolidated in the mountains preparing to exploit the crisis after 1992, and the relationship with new non-state actors with cities and urban groups from the 1990's to post 2001." - Introduction

Giustozzi, Antonio.  Negotiating with the Taliban:  Issues and Prospects.  New York, The Century Foundation, June 2010.  33 p.
Available online at:  http://www.humansecuritygateway.com/documents/TCF-Negotiating-with-the-Taliban-Issues-Prospects.pdf
"This report tries to lay out how the Taliban are structured and organized, with an eye to assessing the impact of their organization and modus operandi on their willingness to negotiate and to reach a political settlement".--Abstract

Giustozzi, Antonio.  One or Many?  The Issue of the Taliban's Unity and Disunity
Available online at:  http://www.humansecuritygateway.com/documents/PSRU_IssueTalibanUnityDisunity.pdf

Giustozzi, Antonio and Reuter, Christoph.  The Northern Front:  The Afghan Insurgency Spreading Beyond the Pashtuns.  Afghanistan Analysts Network, June 2010.  8 p.
Available online at:   http://www.humansecuritygateway.com/documents/AAN_AfghanInsurgencySpreadingBeyondPashtuns.pdf

Ibrahimi, Niamatullah.  Divide and Rule:  State Penetration in Hazarajat (Afghanistan) from Monarchy to the Taliban.  London, Crisis States Research Centre, 2009.  21 p.  (Crisis States Working Paper Series).
Available online at:  http://www.crisisstates.com/download/wp/wpSeries2/WP42.pdf
"A comparative analysis of state building in Afghanistan by the monarchy in the 1890s and the Taliban in the 1990s." - Abstract

International Crisis Group.  Taliban Propaganda:  Winning the War of Words?  International Crisis Group, 2008.  41 p.  (Asia Report No. 158).
Available online at:  http://www.ciaonet.org/wps/icg/0001649/f_0001649_861.pdf

Kippen, Grant.  Elections in 2009 and 2010:  Technical and Contextual Challenges to Building Democracy in Afghanistan.  Kabul, Afghanistan, Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit, November 2008.  22 p.  (Briefing Paper Series).
Available online at:  http://www.areu.org.af/index.php?option=com_docman&Itemid=26&task=doc_download&gid=612
Assesses preparations for and attitudes towards elections in Afghanistan.

Kronstadt, K. Alan and Katzman, Kenneth.  Islamist Militancy in the Pakistan-Afghanistan Border Region and U.S. Policy.  Washington, Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress, November 21, 2008.  20 p.
Available online at:  http://opencrs.com/document/RL34763/2008-11-21/
Discusses the increasing militant activity in western Pakistan and how this affects U.S. efforts to stabilize Afghanistan.  Latest version available online.

Miakhel, Shahmahmood and Mason, Whit.  Rebuilding Afghanistan's Political Immunity.  Washington, United States Institute of Peace, June 2010.  5 p.
Available online at:  http://www.humansecuritygateway.com/documents/USIP_RebuildingAfghanistansPoliticalImmunity.pdf
Afghanistan is a country with scarce resources and longstanding enmities between neighboring groups.  Traditionally, such disputes have been managed by ad hoc groups of elders, known as jirgas or shuras but in past years, this system has been weakened.  This report discusses attempts to reinvigorate that system.

Mihalka, Michael.  Pashtunistan, NATO and the Global War on Terror:  "If You Don't Fight, You Cannot Have Peace in Afghanistan"
Available online at:  http://www.chinaeurasia.org/images/stories/isdp-cefq/CEFQ200802/pngwot20080251-78.pdf
Article in China and Eurasia Forum Quarterly, Vol. 6, no. 1, 2008.

Mitrokhin, Vasily.  The KGB in Afghanistan.  Washington, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, 2009.  171 p.  (Cold War International History Project Working Paper #40).
Available online at:  http://www.wilsoncenter.org/topics/pubs/ACFAE9.pdf
Edited version of a manuscript outlining the KGB’s operational activities in Afghanistan between 1978 and 1983.  The older 2002 edition is also available in MSFRIC book stacks under call number 327.12470581 M684k.

My Cousin's Enemy Is My Friend:  A Study of Pashtun "Tribes" in Afghanistan.  Fort Leavenworth, KS, U.S. Army. TRADOC G2 Human Terrain System, September 2009.  (Afghanistan Research Reachback Center White Paper).
Available online at:  http://www.humansecuritygateway.com/documents/TRADOC_AStudyOfPashtunTribesInAfghanistan.pdf
An overview of historical and anthropological research on Pashtun "tribes" in Afghanistan and how "tribes" behave in Afghanistan.

NATO.  International Security Assistance Force - Afghanistan.
Available online at: 
http://www.isaf.nato.int/
Includes news releases, videos, maps, transcripts, facts & figures, etc.

Nixon, Hamish.  Subnational State-Building in Afghanistan.  Kabul, Afghanistan, Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit, April 2008.  80 p.  (Synthesis Paper Series).
Available online at:  http://www.areu.org.af/index.php?option=com_docman&Itemid=26&task=doc_download&gid=573
Paper identifies and analyzes key issues affecting state-building interventions at sub national levels, and their implications for current and future governance programming.

Oates, Lauryn.  A Closer Look:  The Policy and Law-Making Process Behind the Shiite Personal Status Law.  Kabul, Afghanistan, Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit, September 2009.  38 p.
Available online at:  http://www.areu.org.af/index.php?option=com_docman&Itemid=&task=doc_download&gid=709
"Examines the process by which the Shiite Personal Status bill became law and explores what that bill tells about lawmaking in Afghanistan." - Executive Summary

Phillips, Andrew.  The Anbar Awakening:  Can It Be Exported to Afghanistan?  Security Challenges 5:27-46:  Spring 2009.
Available online at:  http://www.securitychallenges.org.au/ArticlePDFs/vol5no3Phillips.pdf
Argues techniques used in Iraq to defeat Al Qaeda will not work in Afghanistan.

Ruttig, Thomas.  How Tribal Are the Taleban?  Arghanistan's Largest Insurgent Movement Between Its Tribal Roots and Islamist Ideology.  Afghanistan Analysis Network, June 2010.  26 p.
Available online at:  http://www.humansecuritygateway.com/documents/AAN_HowTribalAreTaleban.pdf

Ruttig, Thomas.  The Other Side:  Dimensions of the Afghan Insurgency:  Causes, Actors and Approaches to "Talks".  Afghanistan Analysis Network, 2009.  35 p.
Available online at:  http://www.humansecuritygateway.com/documents/AAN_DimensionsOfAfghanInsurgency.pdf
Discusses the causes, composition, structures, aspects of the ideology of the insurgency, and recommendations for a stabilization strategy.

Small Wars Journal.  April 2005 - current.
Available online at:  http://smallwarsjournal.com/
Free professional journal run by the Small Wars Foundation, Google site search will result in many articles pertaining to Afghanistan.

Suhrke, Astri and others.  Conciliatory Approaches to the Insurgency in Afghanistan:  An Overview.  Bergen, Norway, Chr. Michelsen Institute, 2009.  46 p.
Available online at:  http://www.cmi.no/publications/file/3266-conciliatory-approaches-to-the-insurgency-in.pdf
"A preliminary mapping of initiatives designed to promote peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan." - Summary

Suhrke, Astri and Borchgrevink, Kaja.  Negotiating Justice Sector Reform in Afghanistan.  Crime, Law and Social Change 51:211-230:  March 2009.
Available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdlink?did=1628306831&sid=1&Fmt=6&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD
Examines the post-2001 justice sector reforms in Afghanistan.

U.S. Department of State 2008 Human Rights Report:   Afghanistan
Available online at:  http://www.state.gov/g/drl/rls/hrrpt/2008/sca/119131.htm

Upadhyay, R.  Taliban:  Its Origin and the Historical Background.  Noida, India, South Asia Analysis Group, 2009.  (Paper no. 3136).
Available online at:  http://www.southasiaanalysis.org/papers32/paper3136.html


Books


Afghanistan and Canada:  Is There an Alternative to War?, edited by Lucia Kowaluk and Steven Staples.  New York, Black Rose Books, 2009.  326 p.
Discusses Canada's military presence in Afghanistan.
Book call no.:  958.1047 A257

Afghanistan and Pakistan Regional Stabilization Strategy.  Washington, U.S. Department of State.  Office of the Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, February 2010.  30 p.
Also available online at:  http://www.state.gov/p/sca/rls/press/2010/135536.htm
Latest version available online.
Book call no.:  958.1047 A2574

The Afghanistan Challenge:  Hard Realities and Strategic Choices, edited by Hans-Georg Ehrhart and Charles Pentland.  Kingston, Ontario, McGill-Queen's University Press, 2009.  264 p.
Examines Canada's role in the mission in Afghanistan.
Book call no.:  958.1047 A257

Afghanistan Security, edited by Lawrence B. Peabody.  New York, Nova Science Publishers, 2009.  248 p.
Book call no.:  355.0330581 P352a

Afghanistan Smart Book.  Sierra Vista, AZ, TRADOC Culture Center, 2010.  203 p. 
Information includes history, politics, country data, statistics, culture, communication and negotiation techniques, and the military operational environment for Afghanistan.
Book call no.:  958.1 A257

Afghanistan:  Transition under Threat, edited by Geoffrey Hayes and Mark Sedra.  Waterloo, Ontario, Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2008.  309 p.
Covers political, economic, and security transitions in Afghanistan and the impact of international and particularly Canadian assistance.
Book call no.:  958.1047 A2573

Annual Review of Global Peace Operations:  2009.  Boulder, CO, Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2009.  384 p.  (A project of the Center on International Cooperation.)
See Mission Review Afghanistan, pp 55-64.
Book call no.:  341.584 A615 2009

Bajraktari, Yll and Parajon, Christina.  Media and Conflict:  Afghanistan as a Relative Success Story.  Washington, United States Institute of Peace, 2008.  8 p.
Discusses the relatively successful development of the media in Afghanistan, the challenges still faced along with what the international community must do to assist and support it.
Also available online at:  http://library.usip.org
Book call no.:  302.230958 B165m

Barton, Frederick and others.  Afghanistan & Pakistan on the Brink:  Framing U.S. Policy Options.  Washington, Center for Strategic & International Studies, 2009.  27 p.
Results of conference at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, November 21, 2008.  Covers policy challenges, assumptions, and recommendations and policy options the U.S. and their major allies face in order to succeed in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Also available online at:  http://csis.org/publication/afghanistan-and-pakistan-brink
Book call no.:  327.170954 B293a

Benard, Cheryl and others.  Women and Nation-Building.  Santa Monica, CA, RAND, 2008.  191 p.
Using Afghanistan as a case study examines gender specific impacts of conflict and post-conflict events analyzing the roles of women in nation-building activities.
Also available online at:  http://rand.org/pubs/monographs/2008/RAND_MG579.pdf
Book call no.:  305.4209581 W872

Bick, Barbara.  Walking the Precipice:  Witness to the Rise of the Taliban in Afghanistan.  New York, The Feminist Press, City University of New York, 2009.  167 p.
Author's memoirs of trips to Afghanistan from 1990 to 2003 focusing on society and women's struggles in the country.
Book call no.:  958.1046 B583w

Block, Jeremy S.  Embracing the Occupiers:  Conversations with the Future Leaders of Afghanistan and Iraq.  Westport, CT, Praeger Security International, 2009.  196 p.
Book call no.:  956.70443 B651e

Bryant, Susan F.  Reweaving the Gordian Knot:  Developing a Comprehensive Strategy for the United States in Afghanistan.  Colorado Springs, CO, USAF Institute for National Security Studies, 2008.  26 p.
Also available online at:  http://www.usafa.edu/df/inss/Research Papers/2008/REWEAVING THE GORDIAN KNOT.pdf
Book call no.:  958.1047 B915r

Carafano, James Jay.  Private Sector, Public Wars:  Contractors in Combat -- Afghanistan, Iraq, and Future Conflicts.  Westport, CT, Praeger Security International, 2008.  242 p.  (The Changing Face of War)
Examines the military, political, social, cultural, economic, intellectual, and business history of using contractors in combat in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Book call no.:  355.6 C258p

Chouvy, Pierre-Arnaud.  Opium:  Uncovering the Politics of the Poppy.  Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press, 2010.  256 p.
Covers opium issues in Afghanistan including opium licensing and opium production under the Taliban.
Book call no.:  363.45095 C552o

Cordesman, Anthony H.  Winning in Afghanistan:  Creating Effective Afghan Security Forces.  Washington, Center for Strategic & International Studies, 2009.  159 p.
Book call no.:  958.1047 C794w

Darack, Ed.  Victory Point:  Operations Red Wings and Whalers - The Marine Corps' Battle for Freedom in Afghanistan.  New York, Berkley Caliber, 2009.  316 p.
Book call no.:  958.1047 D213v

Decoding the New Taliban:  Insights from the Afghan Field, edited by Antonio Giustozzi.  New York, Columbia University Press, 2009.  318 p.
Journalists, experts, and academics discuss the Taliban from structure and organization to strengths and weaknesses.
Book call no.:  958.1047 D296

Dobbins, James and others.  After the War:  Nation-Building from FDR to George W. Bush.  Santa Monica, CA, RAND Corporation, 2008.  152 p.
Assesses ways in which the management styles and structures of the administrations in power prior to and during nation-building operations affect the goals and outcomes of operations, Post-9/11 Nation-Building:  Afghanistan and Iraq, pp 85-133.
Also available online at:  http://www.rand.org/pubs/monographs/2008/RAND_MG716.pdf
Book call no.:  327.1 A258

Dobbins, James F.  After the Taliban:  Nation-Building in Afghanistan.  Washington, Potomac Books, 2008.  179 p.
Account of American diplomacy revealing how the administration failed to capitalize on early success in Afghanistan by refusing to allow American soldiers to conduct peacekeeping operations, the shifting attention to Iraq and how these two ventures relate.
Book call no.:  958.1047 D632a

Dorronsoro, Gilles.  Focus and Exit:  An Alternative Strategy for the Afghan War.  Washington, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2009.  15 p.
Discusses strategy on how troops should be used in Afghanistan and issues surrounding withdrawal.
Also available online at:  http://carnegieendowment.org/files/afghan_war-strategy.pdf
Book call no.:  958.1047 D716f

Expeditionary Airman Field Guide:  Afghanistan.  Maxwell AFB, AL, Air Force Culture & Language Center, 2010.  1 vol.
Pocket sized guide to help prepare airmen to deploy to culturally complex environments to help achieve USAF mission goals.
Book call no.:  306.09581 E96

Fitzgerald, Paul and Gould, Elizabeth.  Invisible History:  Afghanistan's Untold Story.  San Francisco, City Lights Books, 2009.  389 p.
Analysis of Afghanistan from antiquity with it's roots in tribal society to the country's current political complexities.
Book call no.:  958.1 F554i

The Future of Afghanistan, edited by Alexander J. Thier.  Washington, United States Institute of Peace, 2009.  109 p.
Also available online at:  http://www.usip.org/files/resources/foa.pdf
Book call no.:  958.1047 F996

Garcia, J. Malcolm.  The Khaarijee:  A Chronicle of Friendship and War in Kabul.  Boston, Beacon Press, 2009.  228 p.
Memoirs of a journalist's travels and time spent with his driver in Afghanistan.
Book call no.:  958.1047 G216k

Gauster, Markus.  Provincial Reconstruction Teams in Afghanistan:  An Innovative Instrument of International Crisis Management Being Put to the Test.  Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, 2008.  62 p.  (Occasional Paper Series)
Also available online at:  http://www.marshallcenter.org/mcpublicweb/MCDocs/files/College/F_Publications/occPapers/occ-paper_16-en.pdf
Book call no.:  958.1047 G274p

Ghani, Ashraf and Lockhart, Clare.  Fixing Failed States:  A Framework for Rebuilding a Fractured World.  New York, Oxford University Press, 2008.  254 p.
Examples of struggling states including Afghanistan, the authors provide a practical approach for an integrated state-building.
Book call no.:  341.584 G411f

Giustozzi, Antonio.  Empires of Mud:  War and Warlords in Afghanistan.  New York, Columbia University Press, 2009.  332 p.
Book call no.:  958.104 G538e

Giustozzi, Antonio.  Koran, Kalashnikov, and Laptop:  The Neo-Taliban Insurgency in Afghanistan.  New York, Columbia University Press, 2008.  259 p.
Argues the resurgence of the Taliban in Afghanistan should have been expected.
Book call no.:  958.1047 G538k

Glukhov, Nikolay.  Risen from Hell.  Bloomington, IN, AuthorHouse, 2009.  230 p.
As a member of the Soviet Army, Glukhov recounts his service in Afghanistan in 1986-1987.
Book call no.:  958.1045 G567r

Gross, Eva.  Security Sector Reform in Afghanistan:  The EU's Contribution.  Paris, European Union Institute for Security Studies, 2009.  47 p.
"Analyses the evolution and the impact of EU Security Sector Reform (SSR) policies in Afghanistan in the area of police and justice reform" - Introduction
Book call no.:  341.58409581 G878s

Gutman, Roy.  How We Missed the Story:  Osama bin Laden, the Taliban, and the Hijacking of Afghanistan.  Washington, United States Institute of Peace, 2008.  321 p.
"Research revealing the inner workings of U.S. foreign policymaking, the internal debates among key actors in and around Afghanistan during the 1990s, and possible consequences of the media's lapses in coverage of Afghanistan during that period." - Abstract
Book call no.:  327.730581 G984h

Henriksen, Thomas H.  Afghanistan, Counterinsurgency, and the Indirect Approach.  Hurlburt Field, FL, JSOU Press, 2010.  77 p.  (JSOU Report 10-3)
Book call no.:  958.1047 H518a

Hope, Ian.  Unity of Command in Afghanistan:  A Forsaken Principle of War.  Carlisle, PA, Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, 2008.  21 p.
Discusses the importance of unity of command examining U.S. departure from this tradition and the need to revert back to these principles.
Also available online at:  http://www.strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil/pdffiles/PUB889.pdf
Book call no.:  355.46 H791u

Howk, Jason C.  A Case Study in Security Sector Reform:  Learning from Security Sector Reform/Building in Afghanistan (October 2002-September 2003).  Carlisle, PA, Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, 2009.  82 p.  (PKSOI Papers)
Also available online at:  http://www.strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil/Pubs/display.cfm?pubID=949
Book call no.:  355.028 H863c

Iraq Veterans Against the War and Glantz, Aaron.  Winter Soldier:  Iraq and Afghanistan:  Eyewitness Accounts of the Occupations.  Chicago, IL, Haymarket Books, 2008.  237 p.
Testimony given by veterans discussing their deployment in Afghanistan and Iraq to the Congressional Progressive Caucus.
Book call no.:  956.70443092273 I65w

Jane's Information Group.  Jane's Sentinel:  Country Risk Assessment - South Asia.  Alexandria, VA, Jane's Information Group, 2010.  667 p.
Offers basic country information as well as detailed information on internal and external affairs, defense budget, armed forces policy and structure, non-state armed groups and security issues, see Afghanistan, pp 3-79.
Book call no.:  R 954 J33 iss. 24 2010

Jones, James L. and Pickering, Thomas R.  Afghanistan Study Group Report:  Revitalizing Our Efforts Rethinking Our Strategies.  Washington, Center for the Study of the Presidency, 2008.  43 p.
Report of the Afghanistan Study group providing policy makers with key recommendations that will lead to a re-vitalization and re-doubling of the United States and international community's commitment and effort in Afghanistan.
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA476842
Book call no.:  958.1047 J77a

Jones, Seth G.  Counterinsurgency in Afghanistan.  Santa Monica, CA, RAND, 2008.  157 p.
Focuses on the early stages of insurgency from 2002 until 2008, examines how the insurgency began, lessons learned, and recommendations for future U.S. counterinsurgency operations.
Also available online at:  www.rand.org/pubs/monographs/2008/RAND_MG595.pdf
Book call no.:  958.1047 J79c

Jones, Seth G.  In the Graveyard of Empires:  America's War in Afghanistan.  New York, W.W. Norton & Company, 2009.  414 p.
A political history of Afghanistan from 2001 to 2009, America's longest war since Vietnam.
Book call no.:  958.1047 J79i

Kouvo, Sari.  State-Building and Rule of Law:  Lessons from Afghanistan?  Rome, Italy, NATO Defense College, Research Division, 2009.  86 p.
Provides an analysis of the ongoing stabilization and state-building process in Afghanistan.
Also available online at:  http://kms1.isn.ethz.ch/serviceengine/Files/ISN/98288/ipublicationdocument_singledocument/07bc297d-ad2c-4497-afcf-981d88681189/en/fp_06.pdf
Book call no.:  958.1047 K88s

Kugler, Richard and others.  Operation Anaconda:  Lessons for Joint Operations.  Washington, Center for Technology and National Security Policy, 2009.  59 p.
Analysis of lessons learned from Operation Anaconda during early March 2002 in Afghanistan that can be applied to future joint operations.
Also available online at:  http://www.ndu.edu/CTNSP/docUploaded/DTP 60 Operation Anaconda.pdf
Book call no.:  958.1047 K95ua

Loyn, David.  In Afghanistan:  Two Hundred Years of British, Russian and American Occupation.  New York, Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.  266 p.
Historical summary from 1808 - 2009.
Book call no.:  958.103 L923i

Mackiewicz Wolfe, Wojtek .  Winning the War of Words:  Selling the War on Terror from Afghanistan to Iraq.  Westport, CT, Praeger Security International, 2008.  137 p.
Investigates the relationship between presidential framing and public support for the president and his war policies, namely the war on terror.  Chapter 4, September 11 and Afghanistan, pp 33-51.
Book call no.:  973.931 M158w

Maley, William.  The Afghanistan Wars.  2nd ed.  New York, Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.  329 p.  (Twentieth-Century Wars)
Discusses the wars in Afghanistan since 1979.
Book call no.:  958.1045 M248a 2009

Malkasian, Carter and Meyerle, Gerald.  Provincial Reconstruction Teams:  How Do We Know They Work?  Carlisle, PA, Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, 2009.  53 p.
Argues that civilian reconstruction agencies cannot do the same job as the Provincial Reconstruction Teams.
Also available online at:  http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS110913
Book call no.:  958.1047 M251p

Markey, Daniel.  Securing Pakistan's Tribal Belt.  New York, Council on Foreign Relations. Center for Prevention Action, 2008.  65 p.
Report analyzes U.S. foreign policy with Pakistan regarding frustrations with the tribal areas bordering Afghanistan.
Book call no.:  327.7305491 M345s

Mortenson, Greg.  Stones into Schools:  Promoting Peace with Books, Not Bombs, in Afghanistan and Pakistan.  New York, Viking, 2009.  420 p.
Discusses the schools established in Afghanistan and Pakistan by the nonprofit Central Asia Institute (CAI), including earthquake proof schools and schools in the heart of Taliban country.
Book call no.:  371.8234209581 M877sa

Neumann, Ronald E.  The Other War:  Winning and Losing in Afghanistan.  Washington, Potomac Books, 2009.  243 p.
Discusses operations, tensions, and policies of the war in Afghanistan.
Book call no.:  958.1047 N492o

Nuzum, Henry.  Shades of CORDS in the Kush:  The False Hope of "Unity of Effort" in American Counterinsurgency.  Carlisle, PA, Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, 2010.  132 p.  (The Letort Papers)
Focuses on the American effort in civil operations and revolutionary development support (CORDS) in Afghanistan.
Also available online at:  http://www.strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil/pdffiles/PUB981.pdf
Book call no.:  355.46 L48 no.37

O'Hanlon, Michael E. and Sherjan, Hassina.  Toughing It Out in Afghanistan.  Washington, Brookings Institution Press, 2010.  164 p.
An American scholar and an Afghan American entrepreneur look at the current situation in Afghanistan, topics include reform, Afghan resistance, common myths about Afghanistan, and suggestions for the future.
Book call no.:  958.1047 O36t

Ollapally, Deepa M.  The Politics of Extremism in South Asia.  New York, Cambridge University Press, 2008.  239 p.
Afghanistan’s changing fortunes, pp 53-83.
Book call no.:  320.530954 O49p

Perito, Robert.  Afghanistan's Police:  The Weak Link in Security Sector Reform.  Washington, United States Institute of Peace, 2009.  16 p.
Report based on a conference "Policing Afghanistan" May 27, 2009.
Also available online at:  http://www.usip.org/files/afghanistan_police.pdf
Book call no.:  363.209581 P446a

Progress in Afghanistan:  Bucharest Summit 2-4 April 2008.  Brussels, Belgium, NATO Public Democracy Division, 2008.  20 p.
Report of summit discussing where progress is being made by the international community in the areas of security, reconstruction and development, and governance in Afghanistan.
Book call no.:  950.1047 P964

Rais, Rasul Bakhsh.  Recovering the Frontier State:  War, Ethnicity, and State in Afghanistan.  Lanham, MD, Lexington Books, 2008.  237 p.
Book call no.:  958.1047 R159r

Rashid, Ahmed.  Descent into Chaos:  The US and the Failure of Nation Building in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Central Asia.  New York, Viking, 2008.  484 p.
"Argues Afghanistan and Pakistan pose a graver threat to global security than the Middle East." - Abstract
Book call no.:  954.053 R224d

Rashid, Ahmed.  Taliban:  Islam, Oil and the New Great Game in Central Asia.  New York, I.B. Tauris & Co., 2009.  276 p.
Book call no.:  958.104 R224ta

Rennie, Ruth and others.  Afghanistan in 2009:  A Survey of the Afghan People.  Kabul, Afghanistan, Asia Foundation, 2009.  225 p.
Covers security, economics, politics and government, women and society, and the judicial system.
Book call no.:  958.1046 R416a

Salehyan, Idean.  Transnational Insurgencies and the Escalation of Regional Conflict:  Lessons for Iraq and Afghanistan.  Carlisle, PA, Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, 2010.  61 p.
Also available online at:  http://www.strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil/pubs/download.cfm?q=971
Book call no.:  303.64 S163t

Schofield, Julian.  Pakistan's Impact on Afghanistan.  Fort Leavenworth, KS, Counterinsurgency Leaders' Workshop, 2009.  1 vol.
Slides from the Counterinsurgency (COIN) Leaders' Workshop, 27-29 October 2009 covering causes of the Afghan war, what Pakistan wants, and engaging Islamic ideas in Afghanistan.
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA508563
Book call no.:  958.104 S367p

Semple, Michael.  Reconciliation in Afghanistan.  Washington, United States Institute of Peace Press, 2009.  110 p.
Examines rationale and effectiveness of post-2001 stability in Afghanistan and offers recommendations for the Afghan government and for the international community.
Book call no.:  958.1047 S473r

Sinno, Abdulkader H.  Organizations at War in Afghanistan and Beyond.  Ithaca, NY, Cornell University Press, 2008.  336 p.
History and organization of Afghanistan's combatant groups.  Author's organizational theory of group conflicts in Afghanistan and other ethnic, revolutionary, independence, and secessionist areas of conflict.
Book call no.:  958.104 S617o

Skaine, Rosemarie.  Women of Afghanistan in the Post-Taliban Era:  How Lives Have Changed and Where they Stand Today.  Jefferson, NC, McFarland & Company, 2008.  193 p.
Book call no.:  305.409581 S626w

South Asia.  New York, Routledge, 2008.  720 p.
Detailed survey on Afghanistan covering geography, history, economy, government, statistics, and a directory which includes government and political organizations, newspapers, journals, news agencies, broadcasting/communications, finance, and trade and industry, pp 83-133.
Book call no.:  R 954.053 S726 6th ed. 2009

Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction.  Quarterly and Semiannual Report to the United States Congress.  Arlington, VA, Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, April 2010.  180 p.
Latest report available online.
Also available online at:  http://www.sigar.mil/ReportToCongress.asp
Book call no.:  958.1047 U583q 2010 Apr.

Stability Operations and State-Building:  Continuities and Contingencies, edited by Greg Kaufmann.  Carlisle, PA, Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, 2008.  270 p.
Report from colloquium to identify principles and supporting policies of state-building that will enhance American's ability "to win the peace" while stabilizing chaotic regions such as Afghanistan.
Also available online at:  http://www.strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil/pdffiles/PUB879.pdf
Book call no.:  327.730090511 S775

Stanekzai, Mohammad Masoom.  Thwarting Afghanistan's Insurgency:  A Pragmatic Approach Toward Peace and Reconciliation.  Washington, United States Institute of Peace, 2008.  16 p.
Analysis and conclusions based on author's discussions with Afghans including men, women, senior government officials, and members of the international community working in or on Afghanistan.
Also available online at:  http://www.usip.org/resources/thwarting-afghanistan-s-insurgency-pragmatic-approach-toward-peace-and-reconciliation
Book call no.:  303.69 S785t

The Taliban and the Crisis of Afghanistan, edited by Robert D. Crews and Amin Tarzi.  Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press, 2008.  430 p.
Focuses on the underlying historical patterns that gave rise to the Taliban, the crisis of state power in Afghanistan including the Taliban's efforts to reconstruct governing institutions and how diverse Afghan communities have contended with state power.
Book call no.:  958.1046 T1461

Tamas, Andy.  Warriors and Nation Builders:  Development and the Military in Afghanistan.  Kingston, Ontario, Canadian Defence Academy Press, 2009.  249 p.
Book call no.:  958.1047 T153w

Tanner, Stephen.  Afghanistan:  A Military History from Alexander the Great to the War Against the Taliban.  Updated version.  Philadelphia, PA, Da Capo Press, 2009.  375 p.
Book call no.:  958.1 T167a 2009

Tellis, Ashley J.  Reconciling with the Taliban?  Toward an Alternative Grand Strategy in Afghanistan.  Washington, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2009.  104 p.
Explores what is needed for success in Afghanistan including a long-term commitment to building an effective Afghan state which may not include reconciliation with the Taliban.
Book call no.:  958.1047 T276r

Tripathi, Deepak.  Overcoming the Bush Legacy in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Washington, Potomac Books, 2010.  183 p.
An appraisal of the Bush administration's "war on terror" and recommendations for the Obama administration on repairing diplomacy.
Book call no.:  973.931 T835o

United Nations.  Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific .  Statistical Yearbook for Asia and the Pacific 2008.  Bangkok, Thailand, United Nations, Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, 2008.  224 p.
Covers demographics, health and sanitation issues, tourism, energy and natural resources, urbanization, economic growth etc.
Book call no.:  315 U58s 2008

United States.  Congress.  House.  Committee on Armed Services.  Assessment of Security and Stability in Afghanistan and Development in U.S. Strategy and Operations.  Hearing.  110th Congress, 1st session, February 13, 2007.  Washington, GPO, 2008.  78 p.  (H.A.S.C. no. 110-15)
Also available online at:  http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS105307
Book call no.:  958.1047 U581ac

United States.  Congress.  House.  Committee on Armed Services.  Security and Stability in Afghanistan:  Challenges and Opportunities.  Hearing.  110th Congress, 1st session, January 30, 2007.  Washington, GPO, 2008.  99 p.  (H.A.S.C. no. 110-8)
First of several hearings to be held on Afghanistan discussing key challenges facing the United States and coalition military operations, the Afghan government, security forces, counter-narcotics and reconstruction efforts.
Also available online at:  http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS95782
Book call no.:  958.1047 U581sa

United States.  Congress.  House.  Committee on Armed Services.  Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee.  Agency Stovepipes VS Strategic Agility:  Lessons We Need to Learn from Provincial Reconstruction Teams in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Washington, GPO, 2008.  80 p.
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA480736
Book call no.:  956.704431 U581a

United States.  Congress.  House.  Committee on Armed Services.  Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee.  Provincial Reconstruction Teams:  Historical and Current Perspectives on Doctrine and Strategy.  Hearing.  110th Congress, 1st session, December 5, 2007.  Washington, GPO, 2008.  81 p.  (H.A.S.C. no. 110-102)
Also available online at:  http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=110_house_hearings&docid=f:40361.pdf
Book call no.:  956.704431 U581p

United States.  Congress.  House.  Committee on Armed Services.  Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee.  Provincial Reconstruction Teams:  A Case for Interagency National Security Reform?  Hearing.  110th Congress, 2nd session, February 14, 2008.  Washington, GPO, 2009.  60 p.  (H.A.S.C. no. 110-115)
Also available online at:  http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS111825
Book call no.:  355.028 U58p

United States.  Congress.  House.  Committee on Armed Services. Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee.  The Role of the Department of Defense in Provincial Reconstruction Teams in Afghanistan and Iraq.  Hearing.  110th Congress, 1st session, October 4, 2007.  Washington, GPO, 2008.  74 p.  (H.A.S.C. no. 110-93)
Also available online at:  http://0-www.gpo.gov.library.colby.edu/fdsys/pkg/CHRG-110hhrg11039806/html/CHRG-110hhrg11039806.htm
Book call no.:  956.704431 U581r

United States.  Congress.  House.  Committee on Armed Services. Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee.  The Role of the Department of Defense in Provincial Reconstruction Teams.  Hearing.  110th Congress, 1st session, September 5, 2007.  Washington, GPO, 2007.  70 p.  (H.A.S.C. no. 110-86)
Also available online at:  http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS101123
Book call no.:  956.704431 U581ra

United States.  Congress.  House.  Committee on Armed Services. Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee.  Stabilization and Reconstruction Operations:  Learning from the Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) Experience.  Hearing.  110th Congress, 1st session, October 20, 20007.  Washington, GPO, 2008.  105 p.  (H.A.S.C. no. 110-98)
Discusses PRT problems and challenges in Afghanistan and Iraq to get a better understanding of what PRTs are, what they do, and the contributions they make stabilizing the country.
Book call no.:  355.028 U58s

United States.  Congress.  Senate.  Committee on Appropriations.  Examining the President's Fiscal Year 2008 Supplemental Request for the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Hearing.  110th Congress, 1st session, September 26, 2007.  Washington, GPO, 2008.  84 p.  (S. hrg. 110-321)
Also available online at:  http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS93842
Book call no.:  355.622973 U581e

United States.  Congress.  Senate.  Committee on Armed Services.  The Situation in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Hearing.  110th Congress, 2nd session, September 23, 2008.  Washington, GPO, 2009.  60 p.  (S. hrg. 110-716)
Also available online at:  http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS109736
Book call no.:  956.70443 U581sb

United States.  Congress.  Senate.  Committee on Armed Services.  The Strategy in Afghanistan and Recent Reports by the Afghanistan Study Group and the Atlantic Council of the United States.  Hearing.  110th Congress, 2nd session, February 14, 2008.  Washington, GPO, 2008.  179 p.  (S. hrg. 110-612)
Book call no.:  958.1047 U58s

United States.  Congress.  Senate.  Committee on Armed Services.  Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support.  Department of Defense Contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Hearing.  110th Congress, 2nd session, April 2, 2008.  Washington, GPO, 2008.  49 p.  (S. hrg. 110-534)
Testimony regarding the steps taken by the Department of Defense (DoD) to implement the recommendations of the Gansler Commission on Army Expeditionary Contracting.
Also available online at:  http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/useftp.cgi?IPaddress=162.140.64.181&filename=44868.pdf&directory=/diska/wais/data/110_senate_hearings
Book call no.:  355.6212 U581df

United States.  Congress.  Senate.  Committee on Foreign Relations.  Afghanistan:  A Plan to Turn the Tide?  Hearing.  110th Congress, 2nd session, January 31, 2008.  Washington, GPO, 2008.  74 p.  (S. hrg. 110-609)
Discusses future U.S. policy with Afghanistan.
Also available online at:  http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS107070
Book call no.:  958.1047 U58ad

United States.  Office of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction.  Afghanistan Reconstruction.  Arlington, VA, Office of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), 2009.  73 p.  (Quarterly Report to the United States Congress.)
Report summarize SIGAR findings including audits, inspections, investigations, and analysis of data and developments related to the Afghanistan reconstruction progress.  Latest reports available online.
Also available online at:  http://www.sigar.mil/ReportToCongress.asp
Book call no.:  958.1047 U583q

Warnock, John W.  Creating a Failed State:  The US and Canada in Afghanistan.  Black Point, Nova Scotia, Canada, Fernwood Publishing, 2008.  209 p.
Explores Canadian and U.S. interests in the role of nation building in Afghanistan.
Book call no.:  958.1047 W285c

Wildman, David and Bennis, Phyllis.  Ending the US War in Afghanistan:  A Primer.  Northampton, MA, Olive Branch Press, 2010.  216 p.
Examines frequently asked questions about the U.S. in Afghanistan.
Book call no.:  958.1047 W674e

Williamson, Myra.  Terrorism, War and International Law:  The Legality of the Use of Force Against Afghanistan in 2001.  Burlington, VT, Ashgate, 2009.  277 p.
Book call no.:  958.1047 W731t

Wills, Craig.  Airpower, Afghanistan, and the Future of Warfare:  An Alternative View.  Maxwell AFB, AL, Air University Press, 2006.  79 p.
Argues joint operations doctrine needs updated due to the significant change in air and ground proponents since the Gulf War.
Also available online at:  http://aupress.maxwell.af.mil/catalog/CADRE_Papers/Wills_P44.html
Book call no.:  358.400973 W734a

Wiss, Ray.  FOB Doc:  A Doctor on the Front Lines in Afghanistan:  A War Diary.  Vancouver, Canada, Douglas & McIntyre, 2009.  194 p.
Book call no.:  958.1047092 W816f

Younossi, Obaid and others.  The Long March:  Building an Afghan National Army.  Santa Monica, CA, RAND, 2009.  65 p.
Also available online at:  http://www.rand.org/pubs/monographs/2009/RAND_MG845.pdf
Book call no.:  355.309581 L849

Zaeef, Abdul Salam.  My Life with the Taliban.  New York, Columbia University Press, 2010.  331 p.
Autobiography of Abdul Salam Zaeef, former senior member of Afghanistan's Taliban.
Book call no.:  958.1047 Z21m


Documents


Afghanistan Drug Control:  Strategy Evolving and Progress Reported, but Interim Performance Targets and Evaluation of Justice Reform Efforts Needed:  Report to Congressional Addressees.  Washington, GAO, 2010.  50 p.
Examines how U.S. counter narcotics strategy in Afghanistan has changed; assesses progress, challenges, monitoring, and evaluation efforts using interviews and documents obtained from U.S. and Afghan officials.
Also available online at:  http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-10-291
Doc. call no.:  M-U 41026-173 no.10-291

Afghanistan:  Key Issues for Congressional Oversight.  Washington, GAO, 2009.  33 p.
Report to Congressional Committees.
Also available online at:  http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d09473sp.pdf
Doc. call no.:  M-U 41026-173 no.09-473SP

Afghanistan Reconstruction:  Progress Made in Constructing Roads, but Assessments for Determining Impact and a Sustainable Maintenance Program Are Needed.  Washington, GAO, 2008.  57 p.
Also available online at:  http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS96856
Doc. call no.:  M-U 41026-173 no.08-689

Afghanistan's Security Environment.  Washington, GAO, 2009.  18 p.
Also available online at:  http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-10-178R
Doc. call no.:  M-U 41026-173 no.10-178R

Afghanistan Security:  Further Congressional Action May Be Needed to Ensure Completion of a Detailed Plan to Develop and Sustain Capable Afghan National Security Forces:  Report to Congressional Committees.  Washington, GAO, 2008.  71 p.
Also available online at:  http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS96561
Doc. call no.:  M-U 41026-173 no.08-661

Afghanistan Security:  Lack of Systematic Tracking Raises Significant Accountability Concerns about Weapons Provided to Afghan National Security Forces.  Washington, GAO, 2009.  41 p.
Also available online at:  http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS110308
Doc. call no.:  M-U 41026-173 no.09-267

Afghanistan Security:  U.S. Programs to Further Reform Ministry of Interior and National Police Challenged by Lack of Military Personnel and Afghan Cooperation.  Washington, GAO, 2009.  46 p.
Also available online at:  http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d09280.pdf
Doc. call no.:  M-U 41026-173 no.09-280

Belasco, Amy.  The Cost of Iraq, Afghanistan and Other Global War on Terror Operations since 9/11.  Washington, Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress, September 28, 2009.  63 p.
Latest version available online.
Also available online at:  http://opencrs.com/document/RL33110
Doc. call no.:  M-U 42953-1 no.RL33110

Bolle, Mary Jane.  Afghanistan and Pakistan Reconstruction Opportunity Zones (ROZs), H.R. 1318/H.R. 1886/H.R. 2410 and S. 496.  Washington, Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress, January 22, 2010.  35 p.
Discusses legislation to promote economic development permitting certain goods produced in designated geographic areas called Reconstruction Opportunity Zones (ROZs) to be imported to the U.S. duty free.  Latest version available online.
Also available online at:  http://opencrs.com/document/R40627
Doc. call no.:  M-U 42953-1 no.R40627

Chesser, Susan G.  Afghanistan Causalities:  Military Forces and Civilians.  Washington, Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress, March 8, 2010.  3 p.
Latest version available online.
Also available online at:  http://opencrs.com/document/R41084
Doc. call no.:  M-U 42953-1 no. R41084

Contingency Contracting:  DOD, State, and USAID Contracts and Contractor Personnel in Iraq and Afghanistan:  Report to Congressional Committees.  Washington, GAO, October 1, 2008.  43 p.
Report analyzing DOD, State, and USAID data on contracting activities in Iraq and Afghanistan for fiscal year 2007 and the first half of fiscal year 2008.
Also available online at:  http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-09-19
Doc. call no.:  M-U 41026-173 no. 09-19

Dale, Catherine.  War in Afghanistan:  Strategy, Military Operations, and Issues for Congress.  Washington, Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress, February 25, 2010.  70 p.
Latest version available online.
Also available online at:  http://www.opencrs.com/document/R40156
Doc. call no.:  M-U 42953-1 no.R40156

Grasso, Valerie Bailey.  Defense Contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan:  Issues and Options for Congress.  Washington, Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress, February 19, 2009.  33 p.
Latest version available online.  Title changed to:  Defense Logistical Support Contracts in Iraq and Afghanistan:  Issues for Congress with June 24, 2009 version.
Also available online at:  http://opencrs.com/document/RL33834
Doc. call no.:  M-U 42953-1 no.RL33834

Johnson, Charles M., Jr.  Afghanistan Security:  Corrective Actions Are Needed to Address Serious Accountability Concerns about Weapons Provided to Afghan National Security Forces.  Washington, GAO, 2009.  9 p.
Testimony before the Subcommittee on National Security and Foreign Affairs, Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, House of Representatives.
Also available online at:  http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d09366t.pdf
Doc. call no.:  M-U 41026-173 no.09-366T

Johnson, Charles Michael, Jr.  Afghanistan Security:  U.S. Efforts to Develop Capable Afghan Police Forces Face Challenges and Need a Coordinated, Detailed Plan to Help Ensure Accountability.  Washington, GAO, 2008.  19 p.
Testimony Before the Subcommittee on National Security and Foreign Affairs, Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, House of Representatives.
Also available online at:  www.gao.gov/new.items/d08883t.pdf
Doc. call no.:  M-U 41026-173 no.08-883T

Katzman, Kenneth.  Afghanistan:  Politics, Elections, and Government Performance.  Washington, Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress, December 22, 2009.  30 p.
Latest version available online..
Also available online at:  http://opencrs.com/document/RS21922/
Doc. call no.:  M-U 42953-1 no.RS21922

Katzman, Kenneth.  Afghanistan:  Post-Taliban Governance, Security, and U.S. Policy.  Washington, Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress, December 30, 2009.  87 p.
Latest version available online.
Also available online at:  http://opencrs.com/document/RL30588/
Doc. call no.:  M-U 42953-1 no.RL30588

Margesson, Rhoda.  United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan:  Background and Policy Issues.  Washington, Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress, July 30, 2009.  24 p.
Latest version available online.
Also available online at:  http://opencrs.com/document/R40747/
Doc. call no.:  M-U 42953-1 no.R40747

Military Operations:  Actions Needed to Improve Oversight and Interagency Coordination for the Commander's Emergency Response Program in Afghanistan.  Washington, GAO, 2009.  25 p.
Also available online at:  http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d09615.pdf
Doc. call no.:  M-U 41026-173 no.09-615

O'Bryant, JoAnne.  U.S. Forces in Afghanistan.  Washington, Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress, July 15, 2008.  6 p.
Provides official Department of Defense (DOD) statistical information on U.S. forces now serving in Afghanistan with comparisons to earlier force levels. Latest version available online.
Also available online at:  http://opencrs.com/document/RS22633/
Doc. call no.:  M-U 42953-1 no.RS22633

Report on Progress Toward Security and Stability in Afghanistan:  Report to Congress in Accordance with the 2008 National Defense Authorization Act (Section 1230, Public Law 110-181).  Washington, Department of Defense, June 2008.  72 p.
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA482915
Doc. call no.:  M-U 42215-223 June 2008

Securing, Stabilizing, and Developing Pakistan's Border Area with Afghanistan:  Key Issues for Congressional Oversight.  Washington, GAO, 2009.  55 p.
Report to congressional requestors.
Also available online at:  http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS110441
Doc. call no.:  M-U 41026-173 no.09-263SP

Tarnoff, Curt.  Afghanistan:  U.S. Foreign Assistance.  Washington, Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress, 2009.  16 p.
Latest version available online.
Also available online at:  http://opencrs.com/document/R40699
Doc. call no.:  M-U 42953-1 no.R40699

United States Plan for Sustaining the Afghanistan National Security Forces:  Report to Congress in Accordance with the 2008 National Defense Authorization Act (Section 1231, Public Law 110-181).  Washington, Department of Defense, June 2008.  40 p.
Also available online at:  http://www.defenselink.mil/pubs/United_States_Plan_for_Sustaining_the_Afghanistan_National_Security_Forces_1231.pdf
Doc. call no.:  M-U 42215-224

Waters, Lonn.  Withdrawing from Long Occupations:  Insights from Iraq, Aden, Afghanistan.  Alexandria, VA, CNA, Analysis & Solutions, 2009.  33 p.
Doc. call no.:  M-U 31914-254

Williams-Bridgers, Jacquelyn.  Afghanistan and Pakistan:  Oversight of U.S. Interagency Efforts.  Washington, GAO, 2009.  12 p.
Testimony before the Subcommittee on National Security and Foreign Affairs, Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, House of Representatives.
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA505940
Doc. call no.:  M-U 41026-173 no.09-1015T

Williams-Bridgers, Jacquelyn.  Iraq and Afghanistan:  Security, Economic, and Governance Challenges to Rebuilding Efforts Should be Addressed in U.S. Strategies.  Washington, GAO, 2009.  24 p.
Testimony before the Committee on Armed Services, House of Representatives.
Also available online at:  http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS113358
Doc. call no.:  M-U 41026-173 no.09-476T


Documents (Student Research)

Ahman, Irfan.  Role of Airpower for Counterinsurgency in Afghanistan and FATA (Federally Administered Tribal Areas).  Monterey, CA, Naval Postgraduate School, 2009.  115 p.  (Thesis, M.A. in Security Studies)
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA501136
Doc. call no.:  M-U 42525 A286r

Allen, Lawrence K.  Reconstruction Efforts in Afghanistan.  Maxwell AFB, AL, Air Command and Staff College, 2008.  26 p.
Using the case study method examines and provides recommendations of the current state of international assistance to the Government of Afghanistan.
Also available online at:  https://www.afresearch.org
Doc. call no.:  M-U 43122 A4276r

Bumgarner, Amy S.  Learning from Our Past:  How a Vietnam-Era Pacification Program Can Help Us Win in Afghanistan.  Monterey, CA, Naval Postgraduate School, 2009.  103 p.  (Thesis, M.A. in Security Studies)
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA508857
Doc. call no.:  M-U 42525 B941L

Burrough, Mark A.  A Historical Case Study of U.S. Strategy Towards Afghanistan.  Carlisle Barracks, PA, U.S. Army War College, 2009.  36 p.
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA499080
Doc. call no.:  M-U 39080-537 B972h

Card, Mary Elizabeth.  How Can the United States Army and the Interagency Community Better Define and Develop Rule of Law Doctrine and Initiatives to Include Projects Which Will Impact the Human Rights of Women in Afghanistan and Iraq?  Fort Leavenworth, KS, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, 2009.  97 p.  (Thesis, Master's of Military Art and Science)
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA501758
Doc. call no.:  M-U 42022 C266h

Carlson, Mark A.  The Pakistan Safe Haven:  Feeding the Fight in Afghanistan.  Maxwell AFB, AL, Air Command and Staff College, 2008.  37 p.
Argues unless the tribal region along the Afghanistan/Pakistan border is stabilized the violence in Afghanistan will continue to rise and NATO forces will have to stay.
Also available online at:  https://www.afresearch.org
Doc. call no.:  M-U 43122 C2842p

Clukey, David S.  A District Approach to Countering Afghanistan's Insurgency .  Monterey, CA, Naval Postgraduate School, 2009.  117 p.  (Thesis, M.S. in Defense Analysis)
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA514255
Doc. call no.:  M-U 42525 C649d

Dobson, Rhea E.  Chaos Theory and the Effort in Afghanistan.  Carlisle Barracks, PA, U.S. Army War College, 2008.  30 p.
Examines the complex security environment in Afghanistan using the Chaos Theory as a contextual foundation and examines the military, social, religious, and economic contexts of the current struggle in Afghanistan.
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA478418
Doc. call no.:  M-U 39080-537 D635c

Durkin, J. Keller.  Authority, Legitimacy, and the Qawm:  Historical Perspectives on Emergent Governance in Afghanistan.  Fort Leavenworth, KS, School of Advanced Military Studies, Army Command and General Staff College, 2009.  51 p.
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA505494
Doc. call no.:  M-U 42022-2 D963a

Ericson, Charles B.  Winning Hearts and Minds Is Not for Amateurs:  Preparing to Negotiate.  Maxwell AFB, AL, Air Command and Staff College, 2008.  32 p.
Comparing U.S. and Canadian training on effective negotiation, author assesses the negotiation training currently provided to Provincial Reconstruction Teams (PRT) .
Also available online at:  https://www.afresearch.org
Doc. call no.:  M-U 43122 E683w

Fitzgerald, Ronald J.  The Canadian Strategic Advisory Team to Afghanistan:  A Possible Model for a Multinational Whole of Government Approach to Defeating an Insurgency.  Fort Leavenworth, KS, School of Advanced Military Studies, Army Command and General Staff College, 2009.  48 p.
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA505221
Doc. call no.:  M-U 42022-2 F554c

Glover, Christopher N.  Determining How the Lesser Jihad Ends:  Why Bullets and Bravado May Not Be the Answer, Specifically in Afghanistan.  Maxwell AFB, AL, Air Command and Staff College, 2008.  25 p.
Examines what jihad means and how it will end in Afghanistan.
Also available online at:  https://www.afresearch.org
Doc. call no.:  M-U 43122 G5662d

Halim, Abdullah.  Afghanistan and Stability in Central Asia.  Carlisle Barracks, PA, U.S. Army War College, 2009.  22 p.
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA500577
Doc. call no.:  M-U 39080-537 H173a

Haskell, David J.  The Afghan National Police:  Turning a Counterinsurgency Problem into a Solution.  Monterey, CA, Naval Postgraduate School, 2009.  103 p.  (Thesis, MA in Defense Analysis)
"Examines and explains why legitimate police are vital to defeating the Taliban insurgency in Afghanistan." - Abstract
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA514355
Doc. call no.:  M-U 42525 H3491a

Haug, Jan Erik.  The Operational Mentoring and Liaison Team Program as a Model for Assisting the Development of an Effective Afghan National Army.  Fort Leavenworth, KS, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, 2009.  124 p.  (Thesis, Master's of Military Art and Science)
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA502342
Doc. call no.:  M-U 42022 H3711o

Hayes, Ashton L.  A Microgrant Supported Poppy Cultivation Renouncement Program for Afghanistan.  Carlisle Barracks, PA, U.S. Army War College, 2009.  24 p.
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA494726
Doc. call no.:  M-U 39080-537 H417m

Hochwart, Michael A.  Provincial Reconstruction Teams in Afghanistan:  A Model for Future Nation Building Operations.  Fort Leavenworth, KS, School of Advanced Military Studies, Army Command and General Staff College, 2009.  61 p.
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA506529
Doc. call no.:  M-U 42022-2 H685p

Hussain, Raja G.  Badal:  A Culture of Revenge, the Impact of Collateral Damage on Taliban Insurgency.  Monterey, CA, Naval Postgraduate School, 2008.  81 p.  (M.A. in National Security Studies)
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA479934
Doc. call no.:  M-U 42525 H9721b

Janjua, Muhammad Qaiser.  In the Shadow of the Durand Line:  Security, Stability, and the Future of Pakistan and Afghanistan.  Monterey, CA, Naval Postgraduate School, 2009.  101 p.  (Thesis, M.S. in Defense Analysis)
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA501684
Doc. call no.:  M-U 42525 J33i

Liddell, David J.  Drugs in Afghanistan:  The Challenges of Implementing U.S. Strategy.  Carlisle Barracks, PA, U.S. Army War College, 2008.  24 p.
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA479655
Doc. call no.:  M-U 39080-537 L712d

MacKenzie Scot D.  Imperatives for Working with Afghan Security Forces.  Carlisle Barracks, PA, U.S. Army War College, 2008.  30 p.
Addresses issues working with and mentoring Afghan National Security Forces involved in Stability, Security, Transition, and Reconstruction Operations (SSTRO) in Afghanistan.
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA480167
Doc. call no.:  M-U 39080-537 M1572i

Main, Francis S.  Psychological Operations Support to Strategic Communications in Afghanistan.  Carlisle Barracks, PA, U.S. Army College, 2009.  20 p.
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA497711
Doc. call no.:  M-U 39080-537 M224p

Mashack, Trahon T.  Developing a Self-Sustaining Afghan National Army.  Fort Leavenworth, KS, School of Advanced Military Studies, Army Command and General Staff College, 2009.  55 p.
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA513436
Doc. call no.:  M-U 42022-2 M397d

McFeely, Eugene L.  Balancing Kinetic Effects of Airpower with Counterinsurgency Objectives in Afghanistan.  Carlisle Barracks, PA, U.S. Army War College, 2009.  28 p.
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA494289
Doc. call no.:  M-U 39080-537 M144b

Mead, Brian E.  The Future of the Afghan Model:  Unconventional Application of Conventional Counterland Doctrine.  Maxwell AFB, AL, Air Command and Staff College, 2008.  33 p.
Argues the Afghan Model of replacing U.S. conventional ground troops with indigenous allies while using American air power and special forces should not replace conventional operations.
Also available online at:  https://www.afresearch.org
Doc. call no.:  M-U 43122 M479f

Mullins, Christopher R.  State Capacity and Resistance in Afghanistan.  Monterey, CA, Naval Postgraduate School, 2009.  167 p.  (Thesis, M.A. in Security Studies)
Explores state capacity and resistance to government in Afghanistan.
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA497214
Doc. call no.:  M-U 42525 M9593s

Poitras, Maurice V.  Adoptable Afghan Customs or Practices in a Military Operations Environment.  Fort Leavenworth, KS, School of Advanced Military Studies, Army Command and General Staff College, 2009.  46 p.
Examines the attempts to honor local Afghan cultural customs in a military operations environment.
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA506264
Doc. call no.:  M-U 42022-2 P757a

Redden, Joshua C.  Popping the Afghan Opium Balloon.  Maxwell AFB, AL, Air Command and Staff College, 2008.  46 p.
Examines the potential for the Afghan government and the International Community (IC) to manage the exploding opium crisis through state sponsored regulation of the Afghan opium crop.
Also available online at:  https://www.afresearch.org
Doc. call no.:  M-U 43122 R3133p

Salmon, Paul J.  The Role of the Provincial Reconstruction Teams in Stability Operations:  Reality and Potential.  Ft. Leavenworth, KS, School of Advanced Military Studies, Army Command and General Staff College, 2008.  58 p.
Assesses the Afghani PRTs against the reconstruction PRTs in Iraq by evaluating the criteria of resources, leadership, structure, and operational focus.
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA485564
Doc. call no.:  M-U 42022-2 S172r

Sundquist, Leah R.  NATO in Afghanistan:  A Progress Report.  Carlisle Barracks, PA, U.S. Army War College, 2008.  26 p.
Discusses the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) effort in Afghanistan and its ability to sustain operations.
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA479722
Doc. call no.:  M-U 39080-537 S957n

Walker, Stephen E.  Building a Joint Security Cooperation Logistics Capability in Afghanistan.  Carlisle Barracks, PA, U.S. Army War College, 2008.  24 p.
Examines the Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan (CSTC-A) security cooperation operations in support of the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) and identifies supply operations capabilities for future Joint Force Commanders (JFC).
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA478581
Doc. call no.:  M-U 39080-537 W1841b

Williams, Jason T.  Understanding an Insurgency:  Achieving the United States' Strategic Objectives in Afghanistan.  Fort Leavenworth, KS, School of Advanced Military Studies, Army Command and General Staff College, 2009.  51 p.
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA506298
Doc. call no.:  M-U 42022-2 W724u


Periodicals


Afghan Lessons Feed Lemur Growth Paths.  Jane's International Defence Review 42:18 April 2009.
Analysis of the capabilities of the Lemur remotely-operated weapon station used by the Royal Danish Army.

Afsar, Shahid and others.  The Taliban:  An Organizational Analysis.  Military Review 88:58-73 May-June 2008.
Analysis of the Taliban including a historical background, culture, religion, ethnicity, and strategic goals.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=34409604&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Al-Faisal, Turki.  What to Do in Afghanistan.  New Perspectives Quarterly 27:56-58 January 2010.
Prince Turki Al-Faisal, former Saudi ambassador to the United States and former director general of Saudi Arabia's intelligence service gives seven suggestions that Obama and the U.S. should do in Afghanistan.

Alford, Julian D. and Cuomo, Scott A.  Operational Design for ISAF in Afghanistan:  A Primer.  JFQ:  Joint Force Quarterly No. 53:92-98 April 2009.
"Author's views on the preparation of an operational design to implement a counterinsurgency campaign by the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) and with the Afghan armed forces in Afghanistan." - Abstract
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=41028389&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Aubout, Mickael.  The Air Base Network Serving French and Coalition Operations in Afghanistan.  Air and Space Power Journal 23:52-54 Spring 2009.
Discusses the importance of an air base network in Afghanistan.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=37180117&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Ayub, Fatima and Kouvo, Sari.  Righting the Course?  Humanitarian Intervention, the War on Terror and the Future of Afghanistan.  International Affairs 84:641-657 July 2008.
Argues that state-building is not the responsibility of the international community and asks who should be responsible in the aftermath.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=34204439&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Barakat, Sultan and Zyck, Steven A.  Afghanistan's Insurgency and the Viability of a Political Settlement.  Studies in Conflict and Terrorism 33:193-210 March 2010.
Discusses the possibility and means to a political solution for the conflict in Afghanistan.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=eoah&AN=20644538&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Barfield, Thomas.  The Roots of Failure in Afghanistan.  Current History 107:410-417 December 2008.
Reviews U.S. military focus turning to Iraq in 2002.  Afghanistan seemed to be doing well but not enough troops were deployed ensuring security, the reimposition of a highly centralized state structure, knowledge of Afghanistan's economic and infrastructure requirements, and the assumption that Pakistan would become an ally; all led to a more unstable and insecure Afghanistan.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdlink?did=1608999831&sid=1&Fmt=3&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Barley, Duncan.  Rebuilding Afghanistan's Security Forces:  Security Sector Reform in Contested State-Building.  RUSI Journal 153:52-57 June 2008.
Discusses the challenges facing Security Sector Reform (SSR).
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=mth&AN=33299313&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Berman, Sheri.  From the Sun King to Karzai:  Lessons for State Building in Afghanistan.  Foreign Affairs 89:2-9 March-April 2010.
Argues the Obama administration must focus on state-building in Afghanistan possibly using the French political system of King Louis XIV as an example of successful state-building.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=48191396&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Betz, David and Cormack, Anthony.  Iraq, Afghanistan and British Strategy.  Orbis 53:319-336 Spring 2009.
Discusses British counterinsurgency (COIN) strategy.

Biddle, Stephen and others.  Defining Success in Afghanistan.  Foreign Affairs 89:48-60 July-August 2010.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=51485366&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Blatt, Darin J. and others.  Tribal Engagement in Afghanistan.  Special Warfare 22:18-26 January-February 2009.
Discusses models used, understanding of the operational environment, and methods of engagement that will be useful for campaigns throughout Afghanistan.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdlink?did=1638287881&sid=2&Fmt=3&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Braithwaite, Roderic.  Afghan Diary.  Survival 51:99-118 February-March 2009.
Diary accounts of the author's visit to Afghanistan in 2008, he reviews discussions of memories of the Russian intervention and its relevance to the current coalition efforts today with Afghans not normally met by official visitors.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=mth&AN=36449358&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Brouns, Thomas.  Exploiting Insurgent Violence in Afghanistan.  Military Review 89:10-21 July-August 2009.
Covers the war in Afghanistan, explores the lack of a communications strategy which could lead to defeat along with the complexity of insurgent recruitment.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=43251478&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Browne, Des and Carter, Stephen.  Afghanistan:  The Change We Need.  RUSI Journal 154:30-34 June 2009.
Discusses politics and government in Afghanistan including the importance of elections.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=mth&AN=43187498&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Brzezinski, Zbigniew.  From Hope to Audacity:  Appraising Obama's Foreign Policy.  Foreign Policy 89:16-30 January-February 2010.
See "The AFPAK Quagmire", pp 24-26 discussing the Afghan-Pakistani situation which is a politically sensitive situation for President Obama.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=48780592&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Burton, Janice.  Nightmare in the Shok Valley.  Soldiers 64:4-9 May 2009.
Accounts by members of the 3rd Special Forces Group about the raid in the Shok Valley Afghanistan on April 6, 2008 targeting members of the Hezeb-e-Islami Gulbuddin (HIG); ten soldiers were given silver stars for their part in the raid that killed over 150 insurgents.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=f5h&AN=40731141&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Byman, Daniel.  Talking with Insurgents:  A Guide for the Perplexed.  Washington Quarterly 32:125-137 Spring 2009.
Explores the possible use of communication with insurgents in Afghanistan and the difficulties that such negotiations could entail.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=43429696&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Celso, Anthony N.  'Phase IV' Operations in the War on Terror:  Comparing Iraq and Afghanistan.  Orbis 54:185-198 Spring 2010.
"Discusses President Obama's surge strategy in Afghanistan by comparing the Iraq surge policy, operations in Afghanistan, and Iraq-Afghan tribal insurgent structures." - Abstract

Chan, Samuel.  Sentinels of Afghan Democracy:  The Afghan National Army.  Military Review 89:25-40 January-February 2009.
Covers the history of the Afghan National Army (ANA), training programs and military aid along with U.S. assistance establishing a strong military force.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=37223084&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Chandra, Vishal.  Making of the New Afghan National Army:  Challenges and Prospects.  Strategic Analysis 33:55-70 January 2009.

Chandra, Vishal.  The National Front in Afghan Politics:  An Exploratory Study.  Strategic Analysis 33:528-540 July 2009.

Chandra, Vishal.  Will NATO Stay on in Afghanistan?  Strategic Analysis 33:642-647 September 2009.

Christia, Fotini and Semple, Michael.  Flipping the Taliban:  How to Win in Afghanistan.  Foreign Affairs 88:34-45 July-August 2009.
Offers suggestions for achieving peace including reconciliation between insurgent groups, the military, and Afghan government.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=42117547&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Clouston, Kate.  Civil-Military Relations in Afghanistan:  Time for Radical Reform.  RUSI Newsbrief 28:10-12 January 2008.

Cohen, Michael A.  No-Win Policy for Afghanistan.  Dissent 57:5-9 Spring 2010.
Explores U.S. armed forces involvement in the Afghan War criticizing President Obama's strategies and policies.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=48456737&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Cole, Juan.  Pakistan and Afghanistan:  Beyond the Taliban.  Political Science Quarterly 124:221-249 Summer 2009.
Discusses the role of the Islamic militant Taliban organization, its large power base in Afghanistan, and the insurgency against the U.S.-led military occupation in Afghanistan. - Abstract
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=43171220&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Collins, Joseph J.  Afghanistan:  The Path to Victory.  JFQ:  Joint Force Quarterly No. 54:58-61 July 2009.
Discusses the need for U.S. and coalition partners to reform strategies in Afghanistan including speeding up the defeat of the Taliban and help Afghanistan secure itself and run its own country.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=44242050&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Crane, Mary.  It Becomes a River:  Afghanistan at a Crossroads.  World Policy Journal 26:95-104 Spring 2009.
"Examines challenges to the political and social developments that have occurred in Afghanistan between 2001-2009." - Abstract
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=37194615&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

D'Souza, Shanthie Mariet.  'Unity of Effort':  The Missing Link in the Afghan Counter-Insurgency Campaign.  Strategic Analysis 32:855-878 September 2008.
"Takes stock of the deteriorating security situation and singles out the lack of 'unity of effort' as a missing link in the international community's counter-insurgency campaign." - Abstract

Daxner, Michael.  Afghanistan:  Graveyard of Good Intent.  World Policy Journal 26:13-23 Summer 2009.
"Author's view that the U.S. intervention in Afghanistan has placed too much focus on American security interests and not enough on the welfare of the Afghan people." - Abstract
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=43200626&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Del Castillo, Graciana.  Peace Through Reconstruction:  An Effective Strategy for Afghanistan.  Brown Journal of World Affairs 16:195-211 Spring-Summer 2010.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=50883219&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

DeVillafranca, Richard.  Reconsidering Afghanistan:  Time for an "Azimuth Check".  Parameters 38:77-94 Winter 2008-09.
Discusses the current level of commitment to Afghanistan by the United States and international community, mistakes made and suggestions for a change in strategy.
Also available online at:  http://www.carlisle.army.mil/USAWC/Parameters/Articles/08winter/devillafranca.pdf

Donahue, Patrick and Fenzel, Michael.  Combating a Modern Insurgency:  Combined Task Force Devil in Afghanistan.  Military Review 88:25-40 March-April 2008.
Describes the mission of CTC Devil which includes conducting stability operations, protection of civilians, and keeping infiltrators out of Pakistan's Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA).
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=31413977&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Ewans, Martin.  Afghanistan:  Is Failure an Option?  Global Asia 3:20-25 Spring 2008.
Discusses roots of the problems and future of Afghanistan's return to stability.

Farrell, Theo and Gordon, Stuart.  COIN Machine:  The British Military in Afghanistan.  Orbis 53:665-683 Fall 2009.
Examines campaign, military operations, and the interagency "Comprehensive Approach" for the British military effort in Afghanistan and prospects for success.

Fick, Nathaniel C. and Nagl, John A.  The U.S. Army Marine Corps Counterinsurgency Field Manual Afghanistan Edition.  Foreign Policy No. 170:42-47 January-February 2009.
Explores U.S. military strategy and policy changes including changes in counterinsurgency strategies in Afghanistan.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=36786060&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Finlayson, Kenneth.  A Collective Effort:  Army Special Operations Forces in Deh Rawod, Afghanistan.  Veritas 5, no. 4:43-55 2009.
"Describes how Special Forces Operational Detachment 3125 (ODA 3125), Civil Affairs Team 122 (CAT 122), and Tactical Psychological Operations Teams (TPTs) worked together to improve life in a former Taliban stronghold."

Frewen, John.  Contested Nation-Building:  The Challenge of Countering Insurgency in Afghanistan in 2007.  Australian Army Journal 5:19-37 Autumn 2008.
Explores some of the challenges of contested nation-building in Afghanistan, cultivating the democratic processes and capacity while fighting an insurgent campaign.

Fuller, Graham E.  Obama Kicks the Can Down the Road.  New Perspectives Quarterly 27:59-61 January 2010.
Examines new policy directions set by President Obama.

Gates, Robert.  Afghan Q&A:  Robert Gates.  Survival 51:81-82 February-March 2009.
U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates answers questions to Francois Heisbourg, Chairman, IISS (International Institute for Strategic Studies) Council about Afghanistan including the balance of political and military efforts to end the war.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=mth&AN=36449361&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Ghufran, Nasreen.  Afghanistan in 2007:  A Bleeding Wound.  Asian Survey 48:154-163 January/February 2008.
Discusses the grim foreseeable future of nation-building in Afghanistan due to increasing violence and Taliban insurgency.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=1434435791&sid=1&Fmt=6&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Goodhand, Jonathan.  Corrupting or Consolidating the Peace?  The Drugs Economy and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding in Afghanistan.  International Peacekeeping 15:405-423 June 2008.
Examines how the drug economy in Afghanistan emerged, evolved, and adapted to transformations in the political economy; explains there is no universal relationship between drugs, corruption, and conflict evident by parts of the country where drugs and corruption have contributed to a level of political order and in other areas disorder.

Goswami, Namrata.  The Obama Administration's Afghanistan-Pakistan Policy:  In Need of an Urgent Rethink.  Strategic Analysis 33:465-469 July 2009.

Green, Dan.  Saving Afghanistan:  Why the Iraq Strategy Isn't the Answer.  Armed Forces Journal 146:18-21+ November 2008.
Discusses different strategies and lessons learned in Iraq, how they differ from and can be used in Afghanistan.

Green, Dan.  The Taliban's Political Program.  Armed Forces Journal 147:18 November 2009.
MSFRIC paper copy currently missing.

Haddick, Robert.  Columbia Can Teach Afghanistan (and the United States) How to Win.  Air & Space Power Journal 24:52-56 Summer 2010.
"Over the past decade, with the assistance of a team of US advisers, Colombia rebuilt its army.  In contrast to the current plan for Afghanistan, Colombia focused on quality, not quantity.  Its army and other security forces have achieved impressive success against an insurgency in many ways similar to Afghanistan’s.--Article.
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Helmer, Daniel.  Twelve Urgent Steps for the Advisor Mission in Afghanistan.  Military Review 88:73-81 July-August 2008.
Discusses twelve changes and recommendations to repair the advisory mission to the Afghan army and police in effort to build, train, and sustain the Afghan National Security Forces.
Also available online at: 
http://usacac.army.mil/CAC2/MilitaryReview/Archives/English/MilitaryReview_20080831_art012.pdf

Hoffman, Bruce and Jones, Seth G.  Cellphones in the Hindu Kush.  National Interest No. 96:42-51 July-August 2008.
Discusses the lawless border region between Afghanistan and Pakistan which has become one of America's most acute foreign-policy challenges, stabilization of this area is essential to prevent a doomsday scenario.
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Holland, James.  The Way Ahead in Afghanistan.  RUSI Journal 153:46-50 June 2008.
Discusses change in doctrine and policy; gaining consensus of the population, support of the people, and strengthening governance in Afghanistan.
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Irwin, Lewis G.  Reforming the Afghan National Police:  Irregular Warfare Lessons Learned.  JFQ:  Joint Force Quarterly No. 52:70-77 January 2009.
Examines the challenges of stability operations in Afghanistan in accordance with COIN doctrine and irregular warfare joint operating concept, emphasizes the need to know all the parameters such as culture, politics, and economics of areas involved in irregular warfare operations.
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Jalai, Ali A.  Winning in Afghanistan.  Parameters 39:5-21 Spring 2009.
Discusses the need for long-term commitment to nation-building in Afghanistan.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdlink?did=1737399031&sid=1&Fmt=3&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Johnson, Thomas H. and Mason, M. Chris.  No Sign Until the Burst of Fire:  Understanding the Pakistan-Afghanistan Frontier.  International Security 32:41-77 Spring 2008.
Explores reasons why the religious and political extremism in the Pakistan-Afghanistan border region ends at the borders of the Pashtun lands, ethnographic and cultural factors, understanding of tribal and social framework of the border, and offers policy recommendations to reverse the move to Talibanization.

Johnson, Thomas H. and Mason, M. Chris.  Refighting the Last War:  Afghanistan and the Vietnam Template.  Military Review 89:2-14 November-December 2009.
Compares the U.S.-led war in Afghanistan to the Vietnam War including presidential policies and some mistakes being repeated.
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Jones, Seth G.  The Rise of Afghanistan's Insurgency:  State Failure and Jihad.  International Security 32:7-40 Spring 2008.
Examines why the Afghan insurgency began.

Karasik, Theodore.  Afghan and Pakistan Influence Rocks GCC.  Jane's Islamic Affairs Analyst, pp 15-16, January 2010.
Discusses effects on Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) states resulting from Afghanistan and Pakistan's growing numbers of foreign workers.

Katzman, Kenneth.  Conciliatory Karzai Eases Faction Friction.  Jane's Islamic Affairs Analyst, pp 1-3, August 2009.
Discusses Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai's policy successes and failures since the fall of the Taliban.

Khan, Amina.  Afghanistan:  Still at a Standstill.  Strategic Studies 28:171-193 Spring 2008.
Review of current state of affairs in Afghanistan since the U.S. invasion in 2001, particularly in 2007, progress achieved and challenges that continue for Afghanistan and the international community in bringing stability and peace to the war-ravaged country.

Kolenda, Christopher D.  Winning Afghanistan at the Community Level:  A Rejoinder to Volney F. Warner and "C".  JFQ:  Joint Force Quarterly No. 51:25-31 January 2010.
Author's opinion concerning the article "Afghanistan:  Context and What's Next?" by Volney F. Warner in this issue.  He discusses problems concerning Afghanistan and thoughts on what will be a successful conclusion.
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Kuchins, Andrew C. and others.  Afghanistan:  Building the Missing Link in the Modern Silk Road.  Washington Quarterly 33:33-47 Spring 2010.
Explores the possibility of using the Northern Distribution Network (NDN) currently used to ship non-lethal items to U.S. armed forces in Afghanistan for more than a military distribution network.
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Kumar, Sumita.  Pakistan-Afghanistan Relations:  Stabilizing Politics Through Economics.  Strategic Analysis 32:223-243 March 2008.
Explores the growth of economic activity between Afghanistan and Pakistan and potential impacts on their political

Lafraie, Najibullah.  NATO in Afghanistan:  Perilous Mission, Dire Ramifications.  International Politics 46:550-573 September 2009.
Analyzes NATO's involvement in Afghanistan including chances of success.

Lamb, Christopher J. and Cinnamond, Martin.  Unified Effort:  Key to Special Operations and Irregular Warfare in Afghanistan.  JFQ:  Joint Force Quarterly No. 51:40-53 January 2010.
Discusses the Obama administration's strategy change concerning Afghanistan, from offensive operations to population stabilization operations.
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Lieven, Anatol.  The War in Afghanistan:  Its Background and Future Prospects.  Conflict, Security & Development 9:333-359 October 2009.
Outlines difficulties in Afghanistan and explores new strategies.
Also available online at:  http://ejournals.ebsco.com/direct.asp?ArticleID=40BE89F55AFFE4D77519

Long, Austin.  Small is Beautiful:  The Counterterrorism Option in Afghanistan.  Orbis 54:199-214 Spring 2010.
Explores the "counterterrorism option" focusing on defeating al Qaeda versus current focus on counterinsurgency, protection of the Afghan populations, and building the central state.

Maloney, Sean M.  Operational Manoeuvre Group:  Operation SOHIL LARAM II, Kandahar Province, February 2008.  Canadian Military History 18:61-78 Winter 2009.
Examines Operation SOHIL LARAM II, an operation in the Maywand district of Kandahar province which was successful in disrupting Taliban operations, regaining confidence of locals, and reasserting government authority.

Maloney, Sean M.  Panjwayi Alamo:  The Defence of Strongpoint Mushan.  Canadian Military History 18:47-63 Summer 2009.
Discusses Canadian soldiers of Operational Mentor and Liaison Teams (OMLT) working together with Afghan soldiers defending Strongpoint Mushan an outpost in the Panjwayi district.

McKiernan, David D.  Recommitment and Shared Interests:  Progress and the Future of Afghan National Security.  RUSI Journal 154:6-11 April 2009.
General McKiernan, Commander of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) argues for a recommitment by NATO forces to the goals of the mission in Afghanistan.

McMichael, William H.  No Specifics from Petraeus on Afghanistan Troop Levels.  Navy Times 58:37 October 20, 2008.
Incoming chief of U.S. Central Command discusses troop levels in Afghanistan.

Metz, Steven.  Destroy the Taliban's Sanctuary.  JFQ:  Joint Force Quarterly No. 54:62 July 2009.
Discusses the need to destroy the Taliban's sanctuary along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border and what implications such actions would do to the Pakistani government.
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Mills, Liz.  Forging Pakistan/Afghanistan Links.  Jane's Islamic Affairs Analyst, pp 10-13, July 2009.
Discusses Pakistan-Afghanistan relations since the toppling of the Taliban regime in Afghanistan in 2001.

Moulton, John.  Rethinking IED Strategies:  From Iraq to Afghanistan.  Military Review 89:26-33 July-August 2009.
Discusses the use of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in the Iraq and Afghan wars, including the use by insurgents and how to counter IED attacks.
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Mullen, Rani D.  Afghanistan in 2008:  State Building at the Precipice.  Asian Survey 49:28-38 January-February 2009.
Discusses the Taliban insurgency taking control of some southern districts, poppy production fueling the illicit economy, corruption, and impending humanitarian disaster; disillusionment of Afghans due to casualties and socioeconomic conditions; increased pressure for negotiations with moderate Taliban elements.
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Mustafa, Malik Qasim.  The Responsibility to Protect a Fragile State:  A Case Study of Post-Intervention Afghanistan.  Strategic Studies 28:126-170 Spring 2008.
Afghanistan and the international communities shared responsibility of rebuilding Afghanistan and trying to make it a safe and secure place for future generations.

Nagl, John A.  A Better War in Afghanistan.  JFQ:  Joint Force Quarterly No. 51:32-39 January 2010.
Discusses the need for a clear understanding of U.S. interests in Afghanistan, a definition of exactly what the coalition expects to achieve, and a detailed strategy to reach that goal.
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Nathan, James A.  Poppy Blues:  The Collapse of Poppy Eradication and the Road Ahead in Afghanistan.  Defense & Security Analysis 25:331-353 December 2009.
Focuses on the increasing post-Taliban opium in Afghanistan and effects on the country's economy and social condition.
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Noetzel, Timo and Rid, Thomas.  Germany's Options in Afghanistan.  Survival 51:71-90 October-November 2009.
Examines the political risks at home for Germany's presence in Afghanistan.

Noetzel, Timo and Schreer, Benjamin.  Counter-What? Germany and Counter-Insurgency in Afghanistan.  RUSI Journal 153:42-46 February 2008.
Discusses the problems due to some NATO nations accepting the logic and implications of counter-insurgency operations and those that do not.
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O'Hanlon, Michael.  Toward Reconciliation in Afghanistan.  Washington Quarterly 32:139-147 Spring 2009.
Evaluates the political situation in Afghanistan and the Afghan War.
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O'Harren, Shannon and others.  Information-Driven Interagency Operations in Afghanistan.  JFQ:  Joint Force Quarterly No. 51:145-147 October 2008.
Afghan President Karzai requested a team of scientists, engineers, and support personnel from the U.S. and Australia to collect hyperspectral data over Afghanistan.  This data should identify natural resources which could eventually lead to jobs, revenue, and development of the country's infrastructure.
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Ostlund, William B.  Tactical Leader Lessons Learned in Afghanistan:  Operation Enduring Freedom VIII.  Military Review 89:2-9 July-August 2009.
Discusses the experiences of the U.S. Army during Operation Enduring Freedom, lessons learned with focus on the conduct of nonlethal counterinsurgency operations.
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Peters, Ralph.  Trapping Ourselves in Afghanistan and Losing Focus on the Essential Mission.  JFQ:  Joint Force Quarterly No. 54:63-67 July 2009.
Argues the U.S. has lost focus on why soldiers are in Afghanistan.  With the deployment of more soldiers it appears the U.S. wants to conquer the country not to capture and destroy its enemy al-Qaeda.
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Pillai, Chad M.  Adult Education in Afghanistan:  The Key to Political and Economic Transformation.  Military Review 89:21-25 July-August 2009.
Argues the need to decrease the rate of illiteracy by establishing adult education programs which in turn will change the political and economic environments in Afghanistan.
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Rietjens, Bas and others.  Enhancing the Footprint:  Stakeholders in Afghan Reconstruction.  Parameters 39:22-39 Spring 2009.
Discusses the need for provincial reconstruction teams (PRTs) to understand the importance of local stakeholders, know the challenges of local participation, and plan improvements for future participation.
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Roberts, Adam.  Doctrine and Reality in Afghanistan.  Survival 51:29-60 February-March 2009.
Discusses counter-insurgency operations in Afghanistan as of 2009 including the need to understand past resistance in Afghanistan.
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Rose, Michael.  Afghanistan:  Some Recent Observations.  RUSI Journal 153:8-13 October 2009.
Argues the war in Afghanistan is being won at the military level but still has major problems due to political corruption, governance and poverty.
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Rubin, Barnett R.  The Way Forward in Afghanistan:  Three Views.  Survival 51:83-96 February-March 2009.
Discusses the war in Afghanistan and three possible scenarios to end the war.
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Rubin, Barnett R. and Rashid, Ahmed.  From Great Game to Grand Bargain.  Foreign Affairs 87:30-44 November-December 2008.
Discusses the U.S.-led reconstruction efforts in Afghanistan including roles of the Afghani and Pakistani security forces and insurgency at the Afghanistan-Pakistan border.
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Sherman, Nancy.  The Guilt They Carry:  Wounds of Iraq and Afghanistan.  Dissent 57:80-84 Spring 2010.
Examines fatigue and stresses of troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, including guilt felt by some of what they have or have not done.
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Simon, Steven.  Can the Right War Be Won?  Defining American Interests in Afghanistan.  Foreign Affairs 88:130-137 July-August 2009.
Comments on U.S. policy in Afghanistan with criticism of two books:  "In the Graveyard of Empires:  America's War in Afghanistan", by Seth G. Jones, and "The Accidental Guerrilla:  Fighting Small Wars in the Midst of a Big One", by David Kilcullen.
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Simon, Steven and Stevenson, Jonathan.  Afghanistan:  How Much Is Enough?  Survival 51:47-67 October-November 2009.
Discusses U.S. interests in Afghanistan including strategic interests in the region.

Smyth, Paul.  Addressing the Growing Importance of the 'Durand Line':  A Role for RAPTOR?  RUSI Journal 153:32-38 August 2008.
Discusses the security problems along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border and the need for improved Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance (ISTAR) utilizing unmanned combat air vehicles (UCAVs) in the region.
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Spencer, David K.  Afghanistan's Nangarhar Inc:  A Model for Interagency Success.  Military Review 89:34-40 July-August 2009.
Discuss the Nangarhar Regional Development Plan, a regional growth plan for economic development.  This interagency program between 173d Airborne Brigade Combat Team and U.S. government interagency personnel will assist with counterinsurgency efforts in Afghanistan.
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Steele, Dennis.  Afghanistan:  America's Main Effort Redux.  Army 59:24-38 March 2009.
Discusses Army troops sent as reinforcement to the NATO mission in Afghanistan which will allow U.S. troops to launch more aggressive campaigns.
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Suhrke, Astri.  A Contradictory Mission?  NATO from Stabilization to Combat in Afghanistan.  International Peacekeeping 15:214-236 April 2008.
Discusses the strengthening of NATO's combat role in Afghanistan despite earlier commitment for lesser military presence and the probability for a strategic failure.

Tadjbakhsh, Shahrbanou and Schoiswohl, Michael.  Playing with Fire?  The International Community's Democratization Experiment in Afghanistan.  International Peacekeeping 15:252-267 April 2008.
Discusses the externally led democratization of Afghanistan arguing that Afghans are primarily recipients of and not the driving force for democracy which could provoke resistance.

Tan, Michelle.  Afghan Army Upgrades to M16s, Humvees.  Navy Times 58:40 October 20, 2008.
Part of force modernization, Afghan army upgrades rifles and vehicles.

Thier, J. Alexander.  Afghanistan's Rocky Path to Peace.  Current History 109:131-137 April 2010.
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Vatanka, Alex.  Nurturing Afghan-Tajik Kinship.  Jane's Islamic Affairs Analyst, pp 15-16, April 2010.
Discusses Afghanistan and Tajikistan warily cultivating relations due to political and economic needs.

Venugopalan, Urmila.  Obama Hints of Talks with the Taliban.  Jane's Intelligence Review 21:4 April 2009.
Reports that during an interview President Obama suggested the U.S. could apply counter-insurgency lessons learned in Iraq to Afghanistan and also hinted of "reaching out" to moderate Taliban members.

Walker, Karen.  Agonizing over Afghanistan.  Armed Forces Journal 147:12 November 2009.
MSFRIC paper copy missing.  Reviews President Obama's strategies for Afghanistan.

Warner, Volney F.  Afghanistan:  Context and What's Next.  JFQ:  Joint Force Quarterly No. 51:18-24 January 2010.
Interview with an unnamed U.S. official with extensive experience and familiarity of Afghanistan discussing the war in Afghanistan.
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Welle, Joshua W.  Civil-Military Integration in Afghanistan:  Creating Unity of Command.  JFQ:  Joint Force Quarterly No. 51:54-59 January 2010.
Discusses the need for joint civilian-military efforts and claims the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) should reorganize it's command structure and have a better understanding of developmental tactics.
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Westerman, Ian.  Pacifying Afghanistan:  Enduring Lessons from CORDS in Vietnam.  RUSI Journal 153:14-21 October 2009.
Compares provisional reconstruction team (PRT) operations in Afghanistan with civil operations and revolutionary development support (CORDS) program used in Vietnam.
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Wilner, Alex S.  Targeted Killings in Afghanistan:  Measuring Coercion and Deterrence in Counterterrorism and Counterinsurgency.  Studies in Conflict and Terrorism 33:307-329 April 2010.
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Wood, Christina.  Harvesting Change:  Afghanistan's Drug Trade Threatens Progress and Security.  Military Officer 7:48+ May 2009.

Wright, Joanna.  Blood Flowers:  Afghanistan's Opium Industry Remains Robust.  Jane's Intelligence Review 21:38-43 January 2009.
Examines Afghanistan's complex relationship with the poppy and it's products despite growing efforts by international and Afghan forces to crack down on poppy cultivation.

Wright, Joanna.  Neighborhood Watch:  The Afghan Public Protection Force.  Jane's Intelligence Review 21:42-47 September 2009.
Discusses effectiveness and future developments of the Afghan Public Protection Force.

Ziring, Lawrence.  Unraveling the Afghanistan-Pakistan Riddle.  Asian Affairs:  An American Review 36:59-77 Summer 2009.
Examines U.S. President Barack Obama's policy concerning the increase of troops in Afghanistan.
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Multimedia


Afghan Star.  New York, Zeitgeist Films, 2010.  1 videodisc, 88 min. 
Episode of Afghanistan's American idol-style television series, contest open to everyone despite gender, ethnicity, or age.
Video call no.:  781.6309581 A257


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