HAW recommended articles: Afghanistan looks like another Vietnam

“New War Order: How Panama Set the Course for Post-Cold War Foreign Policy”
By Ted Galen Carpenter, American Conservative, February 1, 2010 issue

“In War, Winners Can Be Losers”
By Lawrence S. Wittner, History News Network, posted December 21

“Grinding Down the U.S. Army”
By William Astore, TomDispatch.com, posted December 15
The author is a retired Air Force colonel who now teaches history at the Pennsylvania College of Technology

“With Obama’s Strategy, Afghanistan Looks Like Another Vietnam”
By George McGovern, Washington Post, posted December 13

“Beware Presidents’ Use of History”
By John Prados, Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, posted December 8

“Afghanistan: Mirage of the Good War”
By Tariq Ali, New Left Review, March-April 2008
This breaks our rules of only recent articles, but one of us ran across this article recently and found that it provides valuable background to today’s events.

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