Analysis & Commentary


7th January 2014 - The Long War Journal

US Adds Afghan Taliban Deputy Shadow Governor to Terrorist List

Bill Roggio

The US Department of State added a deputy shadow governor for the southeastern Afghan province of Zabul to the list of Specially Designated Global Terrorists...

7th January 2014 - CNN

Crossfire

Reuel Marc Gerecht

FDD's Reuel Marc Gerecht weighs in on former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates's new memoir and its criticism of President Barack Obama.

4th January 2014 - The Long War Journal

Taliban Suicide Assault Team Kills ISAF Soldier in Eastern Afghanistan

Bill Roggio

A Taliban suicide assault team killed a Coalition soldier in the eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar today before being gunned down by Afghan troops.

1st January 2014 - TBS eFM - South Korea

This Morning

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

The U.S.'s wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

26th December 2013 - Fox News

Happening Now

Jonathan Schanzer

FDD's Jonathan Schanzer provides analysis on the current state of negotiations between the US and Afghanistan on whether US troops will remain in the...

9th December 2013 - Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio, Thomas Joscelyn

Al Qaeda's operations in Syria, Afghanistan, and the broader Middle East.

9th December 2013 - The Long War Journal

Analysis: Afghan Taliban Say Drone Strikes are Proof US is a ‘Paper Tiger’

Bill Roggio

The Afghan Taliban recently claimed that the US' reliance on drone strikes to target Taliban leaders masks the decline of American power in the world...

6th December 2013 - Pragati

Afghanistan After the US Drawdown

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

The coming drawdown in US forces from Afghanistan won’t be the first time the country has faced a significant turning point rooted in a foreign invader’s departure.

4th December 2013 - Quoted by David Kenner, Foreign Policy

Afghan Militants Join Syria’s Civil War, As If It Wasn’t Awful Enough

Ali Alfoneh

As Syrian President Bashar al-Assad gained the upper hand over an internal uprising in the past year, he received a major boost from his allies across the...

25th November 2013 - Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio, Thomas Joscelyn

The US-Afghan security pact, al Qaeda in Mali, and the Haqqani Network in Pakistan.

22nd November 2013 - The Daily Beast

The Taliban’s Hydra

Bill Roggio

Yesterday's drone strike in Pakistan's northwestern district of Hangu that killed a top Haqqani Network leader is a major tactical win for the U.S., but in the...

18th November 2013 - Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio

Suicide attack in Kabul and Boko Haram's transnational actors.

17th November 2013 - The Long War Journal

Taliban Claim Credit for Kabul Suicide Attack

Bill Roggio

The Afghan Taliban took credit for yesterday's suicide attack in the capital of Kabul that targeted the site of an upcoming meeting of Afghan leaders who will...

14th November 2013 - The Long War Journal

Haqqani Network Emir Eulogizes Son Killed in Pakistan

Bill Roggio

Jalaluddin Haqqani, the leader of the Haqqani Network and patriarch of the family, has issued a eulogy for his son, Narisruddin, a top facilitator and leader...

11th November 2013 - Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio, Thomas Joscelyn

The senior member of Haqqani Network, Nasiruddin Haqqani, killed in Islamabad by assassins on a motorcycle. By whom?

10th November 2013 - The Long War Journal

US Continues to Claim al Qaeda’s Presence in Afghanistan is Minimal

Bill Roggio

Earlier this week, the US military claimed that al Qaeda has a "limited presence" in Afghanistan and is confined to "the remote areas of eastern Afghanistan."

5th November 2013 - The Long War Journal

Afghan Intel Captures 2 IMU Fighters in Kabul

Bill Roggio

Afghanistan's National Directorate of Security announced that it captured two operatives from the al Qaeda and Taliban-linked Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan

4th November 2013 - The Weekly Standard

Death of an Anti-American Terrorist

Thomas Joscelyn

The head of the Pakistani Taliban, Hakimullah Mehsud, was killed in an American drone strike in northern Pakistan late last week. Mehsud can now be added...

4th November 2013 - Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio, Thomas Joscelyn

The head of the Pakistani Taliban, Hakimullah Mehsud, killed by a drone strike in Waziristan as he was leaving the mosque for his luxe villa nearby; death...

2nd November 2013 - The Long War Journal

Afghan Taliban Denounces ‘Cowardly US Drone Attack’ That Killed Hakeemullah Mehsud

Bill Roggio

The Afghan Taliban denounced yesterday's drone strike in North Waziristan, Pakistan that killed Hakeemullah Mehsud, the emir of the Movement of the Taliban...

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