Sensitive counterterrorism operations

From Dissent, is Obama's war in Afghanistan Just? Michael Walzer investigates. Why is the Feminist Majority Foundation refusing to abandon the women and girls of Afghanistan? Why feminists love the surge: The only way to help Afghan women is for the US to stay for the long haul. Does it matter which countries contribute to NATO's Afghanistan contingent? If a war's worth fighting, isn't it worth paying for? The new anti-war Right: If Obama thinks the left is rapidly abandoning him on Afghanistan, wait till he sees the Republican defectors. From Policy Review, Amitai Etzioni on bottom-up nation building: Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iraq. From The Nation, Jeremy Scahill on Blackwater's secret war in Pakistan: Inside sources reveal that the firm works with the US military in Karachi to plan targeted assassinations and drone bombings, among other sensitive counterterrorism operations. From Vanity Fair, tycoon, contractor, soldier, spy: Erik Prince, recently outed as a participant in a CIA assassination program, has gained notoriety as head of Blackwater — lashing back at his critics, the former navy SEAL reveals the role he’s been playing in America’s war on terror. Does terrorism work?: A review of Terrorism: How to Respond by Richard English. Surprising study on terrorism: Al-Qaida kills eight times more Muslims than non-Muslims. The wide green smudge that’s changing our world: A review of Forces of Fortune: The Rise of the Muslim Middle Class and What It Will Mean For Our World by Vali Nasr and The New Silk Road: How a Rising Arab World is Turning Away from the West and Rediscovering China by Ben Simpfendorfer.