Jumping on a White House conference call about Afghanistan soon. While I do, here’s some more stuff I wrote for the Windy that might be useful:

The difference between a surge and an escalation.

How to read a troop-increase announcement.

And here’s some other good stuff I’ve seen today/too late yesterday:

Josh Rogin thinks there won’t be a war tax.

Yglesias’s mixed feelings about the war.

Max Fisher looks at the rise of the Joint Special Operations Command.

Laura Rozen: Jane Harman sees tonight as Bundy 1965 redux.

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