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Stephen Biddle testifies before the U.S. House Committee on Armed Services on the options before the U.S. in Afghanistan.
The coordinator of President Barack Obama's original Afghan policy, Bruce Riedel, says political and security changes in Afghanistan and "sticker shock" in Washington have contributed to delays in carrying out a new U.S. military strategy.
As President Barack Obama ponders his next move in Afghanistan, civilian and military strategists are pushing different approaches on the way forward in a war soon to become America's longest.
Ashton B. Carter discusses the Obama administration's assessment of defense resources and priorities, and DOD's shifting relationships with Capitol Hill and the business community.
Admiral Michael G. Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, says that credibility is the military's biggest problem and argues that most strategic communication problems are not communication problems at all; "They are policy and execution problems."
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Michael Crowley follows Joe Biden's transformation on Afghan military policy and shows "how a leading liberal hawk found realism in the Hindu Kush."
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