We don't know for sure, but at face value it looks like an aerodynamic stall.
The war that goes on, and that most Americans can ignore
'Our opponents are going to be at least major players, and probably dominant members, of whatever government emerges in Afghanistan. This will happen whether we like it or not. At issue is how quickly and how violently it happens.'
"The Taliban claim to a major degree of participation in whatever government evolves cannot be successfully denied."
'Foreigners find failure easy in Afghanistan'
A scholar who has been studying U.S. policy toward Afghanistan since the Eisenhower asks what we can take from the last decade's victories and defeats.
Are we ready to start learning the 'lessons of Afghanistan'?
It's March Madness time, international division
Where Jon Huntsman and Ron Paul agree with a famous defense analyst
Ten years ago, U.S. forces began their combat in Afghanistan. How's it going? Here is a way to find out.
Obama explains his concept of justice, and Leslie Gelb explains the opportunity for a real "mission accomplished" moment
Many people are dying in Libya now. Among them, an accomplished photographer killed in the line of duty.
An account from 1966, and one from 2011, tell the same story about America's longest wars
The battlefront news from Afghanistan is uncomfortably familiar
Winning hearts and minds by bulldozing homes?
The U.S. military outlaws in Afghanistan what is now routine in TSA screening lines
Julian Assange can be accused of many things, but not of treason against the United States.
The comparison with Vietnam was the author's -- and not the current ambassador's
What would William Polk do about the problems he saw in Afghanistan? He suggests some answers.
An Atlantic author from 1958, with insights on the Afghanistan of 2010