Broadwell Defended Petraeus’ Village Destruction Policy

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Gareth Porter: [dc]P[/dc]aula Broadwell, whose affair with Gen. David Petraeus brought his career to a sudden end last week, had sought to help defend his decision in 2010 to allow village destruction in Afghanistan that not only violated his own previous guidance but the international laws of war.

Army Officer’s Leaked Report Rips Afghan War Success Story

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Gareth Porter: “If the public had access to the classified reports,” Davis writes, “they would see the dramatic gulf between what is often said in public by our senior leaders and what is true behind the scenes.”

Out-of-Control Security Guards Hamper Afghanistan Efforts

A convoy containing military hardware heads west to a Coalition outpost in northern Helmand province on June 17, 2006, in Kandahar, Afghanistan. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

“Trigger-happy” private security guards in Afghanistan are killing civilians and undercutting counterinsurgency efforts, reports today’s Army Times.

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