Posts Tagged ‘Counter-Insurgency’

Rachel Maddow : McChrystal Doesn’t Believe in Counter-insurgency

Discussing General Stanley McChrystal’s dismissal, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow began to question General McChrystal’s focus on counter-insurgency in Afghanistan. Unfortunately for Maddow’s partisan audience, the tone displayed in her questioning suggested a lack of understanding of the situation on the ground for the Afghans and a dismissive attitude towards a legitimate policy created to ensure that […]

Rachel Maddow and Michael Hastings on McChrystal, Quagmire, and Counter-Insurgency

In a phone interview with freelance journalist (and self-professed friend) Michael Hastings, Rachel Maddow asked Hastings what he thought of the fallout of his article for Rolling Stone magazine which has taken over much of the media landscape since word first broke out about the statements in the last couple of days. Maddow notably begins […]

General Nicholson : ‘In Counterinsurgency, People are the Prize’

As Afghan President Hamid Karzai has called for an end to raids in Afghan villages, and defiant Marjah residents have accused the West of wreckless endangerment of the Afghan civilian population, Brig. Gen. Larry Nicholson told the Los Angeles Times that he has worked hard to ensure civilian safety in Marjah. If the United States […]

BNW on AU Observer Afghanistan Panel