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Saturday, June 03, 2006

The real war is about to begin RECOMMENDED READING

Text for the FEATURE.

Roger Annis, "Canadian Military Invades Southern Afghanistan," Socialist Voice, May 8, 2006.

Kim Barker, "Anti-Western feeling seen rising in Afghanistan," Chicago Tribune, June 2, 2006.

Bruce Cheadle, "Potential terrorists lurking in Canadian cities, says spy agency," Canadian Press, May 29, 2006.

Joseph A D'Agostino, "Conservative spotlight: William S. Lind," Human Events, Mar 4, 2002.

Richards--and Scott Ritter--resolve the state's choices in fighing 4GW down to containment or rollback. But for Lind, who as a non-interventionist rejects both, the 4GW struggle is internal and could take two other forms: "One is the police state, which is the way we seem to be going," he says. "The other is the universal militia, such as in Switzerland. Every male Swiss has his rifle."

Chalmers Johnson, "Exporting the American Model: Markets and Democracy,",

William S. Lind, ""On War #147: Critics of the Fourth Generation: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly," DNI, January 10, 2006.

"Exactly how the OODA Loop works in Fourth Generation conflicts remains an open question; it is possible that Fourth Generation forces can out-cycle state armed forces not by being faster, but by moving so slowly that they are unobservable" (Lind Jan 1 06).

William S. Lind, "On War #164: The Other War," Defense and the National Interest, May 9, 2006.

"Many Afghans Resent Foreigners' Presence," Associated Press, May 30, 2006.

"Millions of Afghans facing bleak winter without food aid: WFP,", May 31, 2006.

Nation-Building on the Cheap, Washington Post, May 27, 2006.

[Interview with Ali Jalali. -jlt]

B.Raman, "Afghanistan: Re-run of the 1980s," International Terrorism Monitor: Paper No. 61, SAAG No. 1812, May 26, 2006.

Chet Richards, "Review of The Utility of Force, by General Sir Rupert Smith," Defense and the National Interest, May 16, 2006.

Lew Rockwell, "Chaos in Kabul,", June 2, 2006.

"State building on the cheap," The Nation, March 16, 2005.

Syed Saleem Shahzad, "The Battle Spreads In Afghanistan," Asia Times Online, May 29, 2006.

[The real war is about to begin. -jlt]

Elinor Sloan, "The Long War: US Defence Strategy, Canada’s Role, and the Potential Impact on Oil," a talk to the Petroleum Club (Calgary), March 20, 2006. [pdf, 5pp]

Jason Straziuso, "Civilian Deaths Could Fuel Taliban Support," Forbes, May 28, 2006.

Thomas Walkom, "Mission undermined by Afghan civilian deaths: Pleas to stop bombing rejected," Toronto Star, May 27, 2006.

"Western influences and unending poverty sour many Afghans on foreigners," Brandon Manitoba Sun, May 30, 2006.

Geoffrey York, "Taliban Rising," Globe and Mail, May 27, 2006.
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