By Nick Francona Best Defense guest columnist After reading Rajiv Chandrasekaran's article about the Sept 14, 2012, attack on Camp Bastion/Leatherneck, I wanted to respond to comments made by Maj. Gen. Gurganus. There is an apparent...Show More Summary
(Paul Mirengoff) I’d like to make a final point in my exchange with Rajiv Chandrasekaran about the success (or not) of the Iraq troop surge. My initial post is here. Rajiv’s response and my reply are here. Rajiv and I agree that important political goals of the surge have not been achieved. Show More Summary
(Paul Mirengoff) Yesterday, I disagreed with Rajiv Chandrasekaran’s claim that it’s a “myth” that “the troop surge succeeded” in Iraq. Rajiv has done me the favor of commenting, on Power Line, about my post. I thank him for doing so....Show More Summary
(Paul Mirengoff) Rajiv Chandrasekaran is a Washington Post reporter who has written extensively, and inaccurately, about U.S. involvement in Iraq. Years ago, I criticized his reporting here, here, here, and here. Now, for the tenth anniversary...Show More Summary
Spent a snippet of Sunday morning on CNN’s Reliable Sources debating just how badly the press performed prior to the Iraq invasion, which began 10 years ago Tuesday. Host Howard Kurtz, the Washington Post‘s Rajiv Chandrasekaran, former...Show More Summary
Thursday’s “Daily Rundown” line-up: Sen. Dan Coats (R-IN) on his dinner last night with President Obama… Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX) on immigration… A Deep Dive with the Washington Post’s Rajiv Chandrasekaran into the state of reconstructi …
Rajiv Chandrasekaran, from the Washington Post writes that the president will announce a steep reduction in the US troop presence in Afghanistan by this time next year. 34,000 says Chandrasekaran of the 66,000 currently involved in operations there today; The officers, including Gen. John R. Allen, who relinquished command of the war Sunday, had favored [...]
Late last night the Twitterverse was alive with the sound of clucking from foreign policy wonks outraged by Rajiv Chandrasekaran's fascinating, detail-rich Washington Post story on the very cozy relationship that think-tankers Fred and...Show More Summary
This tweet is in reference to Joshua Boston’s letter to Senator Feinstein. This is what suffices for rational discussion at the Washington Post; I checked his bio and I don’t see anything in there about Rajiv Chandrasekaran being a career counselor in the Marine Corps. Maybe the Washington Post and, more specifically, Rajiv Chandrasekaran should [...]
I am off until Tuesday, with a replay of my long interview with Rajiv Chandrasekaran's important Little America: The War within the War for Afghanistan making up Monda's broadcast. With the withdrawal from Afghanistan...
By R.B. Works Best Defense book review department Rajiv Chandrasekaran's Little America offers a critical perspective on he massive American effort in Afghanistan since the surge of civilian and military advisors in 2009. Following a brief...Show More Summary
By Christopher Preble I recently finished reading Rajiv Chandrasekaran’s Little America: The War within the War for Afghanistan. The entire book is terrific. I highly recommend it. But one chapter in particular—Chapter 7, “Deadwood”—spoke...Show More Summary
Little America, a compelling new account of the Afghan war by Washington Post correspondent Rajiv Chandrasekaran, traces America's involvement in Afghanistan back more than half a century, starting with an Afghan king's plans for a development project in 1950 and continuing through the American presence there today. Show More Summary
Hugh Hewitt interviews Rajiv Chandrasekaran, author of Little America: The War Within The War For Afghanistan.
(Photo courtesy of SFC Holland) The Washington Post has an article from Rajiv Chandrasekaran entitled “Remember the war in Afghanistan? Obama and Romney don’t seem to” about how both major candidates in the presidential campaign are basically ignoring the continuing war in Afghanistan. I kind of agree with him. Chandrasekaran quotes Romney in his most [...]
My guest for all of Friday's show is Rajiv Chandrasekaran, National Editor of the Washington Post and author of an engrossing new book on America's war in Afghanistan: Little America: The War Within The War For...
Rajiv Chandrasekaran reports on the latest from Afghanistan: A U.S. initiative to spend hundreds of millions of dollars on construction projects in Afghanistan, originally pitched as a vital tool in the military campaign against the Taliban, is running so far behind schedule that it will not yield benefits until most U.S. Show More Summary
There are some pretty terrible horror stories in Rajiv Chandrasekaran's new book, but while reading the new John Lewis Gaddis biography of George F. Kennan, I learned that U.S. diplomats interned by the Germans for six months after the war broke out in 1941 were not paid for those six months because they "had not been working." Harsh!
The Washington Post has run a few excerpts from Rajiv Chandrasekaran's latest book, Little America: The War Within the War for Afghanistan. It contains such shockers as the revelation that inter-service rivalry at the Pentagon led to bureaucratically sub-rational outcomes. Show More Summary
Rajiv Chandrasekaran's excellent if depressing new book Little America: The War Within the War for Afghanistan comes out today. You may have already read excerpts in the Washington Post. Rajiv wrote much of the book while on leave from...Show More Summary