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NYT: NATO Sees Flaws in Air Campaign Against Qaddafi

Author: Eric Schmitt

In a post-conflict analysis of the air strike campaign in Libya, NATO finds numerous flaws in its system impairing its efficiency, including over-reliance on the United States, faulty coordination, and numerous civilian casualties, reports the New York Times.

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A Still-Strong Alliance

Author: Charles A. Kupchan
Policy Review

Charles A. Kupchan argues that the Atlantic alliance is remarkably resilient, but it must now face the urgent challenge of economic and political weakness that has descended upon the West.

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Op-Ed

Don't Abandon Europe

Author: Colonel Chad T. Manske, USAF
The National Interest

Colonel Chad T. Manske, USAF, says Western economies and capabilities are more inextricably linked than ever and warns against a policy shift away from U.S. security and interests in Europe.

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Education Key to Building Afghan Security Forces' Capacity

Interviewer: Jonathan Karl
Interviewee: William B. Caldwell IV

Lt. Gen. William B. Caldwell, head of NATO training efforts in Afghanistan, says 9 out of 10 Afghan security recruits are illiterate, and emphasizes the education role that has become a major component of NATO training. Caldwell expects NATO and U.S. forces to remain in Afghanistan well after 2014, when Afghan forces are planned to take on security leadership in the country.

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A Conversation with General William B. Caldwell IV

Speaker: William B. Caldwell IV
Presider: Jonathan Karl

As the United States prepares to withdraw troops from Afghanistan, General Caldwell discusses the U.S. and NATO investment in the Afghan National Security Forces, as well as the importance and challenges of the upcoming transition.

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