The simple, fool-proof plan for victory in Afghanistan

The plan for victory in Afghanistan is simple and sure: stabilizing the country by garrisoning the main routes, major cities, airbases and logistics sites; relieving the Afghan government forces of garrison duties and pushing them into the countryside to battle the resistance; providing logistic, air, artillery and intelligence support to the Afghan forces; providing minimum … Continue reading The simple, fool-proof plan for victory in Afghanistan

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The Defense and that National Interest website gets some ink

It's nice to see the New York Times quote a real expert when discussing modern warfare, instead of the posers they usually interview.  It's well-deserved attention to DNI. From the "Morning Skim: Torture Foiled Nothing", Eric Etheridge, posted at The Opinionator (a blog of the New York Times), 23 April 2009 -- Excerpt: Defense and the … Continue reading The Defense and that National Interest website gets some ink

Are Americans easily panicked cowards? I think not, but many experts disagree.

This question was raised during a few rounds of cyber tennis between two experts on 4th generation warfare, Chet Richards and John Robb -- posting at their websites Defense and the National Interest and Global Guerrillas.  This being an open game in which any number can play, this post discusses one aspect of their debate.  … Continue reading Are Americans easily panicked cowards? I think not, but many experts disagree.