Tag: Afghanistan

Karzai's re-election bid

Afghan President Hamid Kazai’s re-election bid will be decided this week.  Polls are predicting a win, but not necessarily with an outright majority to avoid a run-off election with former foreign minister Abdullah Abdullah.  Journalism Professor Nick Mills, author of “Karzai: The Failing American Intervention and the Struggle for Afghanistan,” can comment.  He’s know Karzai […]

Afghan revamp

As reported in the Wall Street Journal, the U.S. will appoint a three-star general to Kabul, marking the first time since the seven-year war began that the U.S. will have two senior commanders in Afghanistan.  Former head of the American Embassy in Kabul, Charles Dunbar, now a professor of international relations, is available for comment on the […]

PTSD and women in combat

Of the 190,000 military women who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan since 2001, 20 percent of them will likely develop post-traumatic stress disorder, (PTSD) a debilitating, life-threatening anxiety disorder. With women returning from combat deployments in greater numbers than ever before in U.S. history, the Department of Veteran Affairs is scrambling to meet a […]