Security Weekly

Obama's Afghanistan Plan and the Realities of Withdrawal

The beginning of the drawdown of U.S. and allied forces in Afghanistan will entail opportunities for the Taliban on the battlefield as forces fall back to a more limited and more secure presence. (With STRATFOR maps)

New Mexican President, Same Cartel War?

No matter who wins the 2012 election, Calderon's successor will have little choice but to maintain the campaign against the Mexican cartels.

Al Qaeda's New Video: A Message of Defeat

Careful examination of a video recently released by al Qaeda's media arm reveals far more than just fodder for the U.S. gun-control debate.


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