Tag Archives: Afghanistan strategy

Report suggests changes to rules of engagement could cause increased insurgent attacks

A recent study by the National Bureau of Economic Research finds “strong evidence” that “local exposure to ISAF generated civilian casualties drives increased insurgent violence over the long-run.” (Luke N. Condra, Joseph H. Felter, Radha K. Iyengar & Jacob N. Shapiro, The Effect of Civilian Casualties in Afghanistan and Iraq, NBER Working Paper No. 16152, […]

Petraeus to tweak Afghan strategy: More civilian casualties ahead?

On July 5th, U.S. Senator John McCain told reporters that the new U.S. Commander in Afghanistan, General David Petraeus, will probably tweak the current U.S strategy in Afghanistan. After meetings with Petraeus and Afghan President Hamid Karzai, McCain said that “General Petraeus is reviewing the entire rules of engagement and probably there will be some […]