(Jim Castagnera is a university attorney and author of Al Qaeda Goes to College [Praeger 2009]. The Jim Thorpe native is also a former TIMES NEWS columnist.)
The generals are demanding more troops and the president appears prepared to oblige. For a sixty-something American male, this sounds ominously like Vietnam, Westmoreland, and LBJ.
For historians versed in Afghanistan's bloody modern history, the echoes sound louder and deeper.