Robert M. Cassidy

Robert Cassidy, Ph.D., is a retired U.S. Army colonel who teaches at Wesleyan University. He is the author of three books and a number of articles about irregular warfare and Afghanistan. He has served in Afghanistan and Iraq. This article does not reflect the views of any of the institutions with which the author is associated.

The Illusion of Strategy in Afghanistan: No Change in Pakistan’s Malice

Pakistan’s machinations and America’s past delusions pose obstacles to a successful strategic outcome for the war In Afghanistan.

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Ending Pakistan’s Export of Jihadists: The Key to Win in Afghanistan

A policy to win in Afghanistan requires undermining the Taliban’s strategic base – the external support and sanctuary that Pakistan continues to provide.

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US Military: Too Much Tactics, Too Little Strategy

America and its military’s proclivity for perpetual war – and what that means for the war against Islamist terrorists.

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Pakistan: Land of the Pure, Land of Perfidy

Can Pakistan be persuaded to stop supporting insurgents — and thereby not nullifying U.S. progress in Afghanistan since 2010?

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