Conflict Assessment

Op-Ed

McChrystal's Fuzzy Math

Author: Leslie H. Gelb
The Daily Beast

Leslie Gelb writes that the U.S. military's request to increase troops in Afghanistan by 44,000 ought to be closely scrutinized. He adds that, on this issue, "the military got a free ride from America’s pretend leaders and fake journalists."

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ICG: Congo: A Comprehensive Strategy to Disarm the FDLR

Author: International Crisis Group

This International Crisis Group report examines the failed attempts of the past to dismantle the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR)--an insurgency with roots that go back to the 1994 genocide in Rwanda--and recommends a new approach to help end great civilian suffering and restore state authority in the eastern Congo.

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