Roads in Afghanistan, a new weapon to win 4GW’s?

A new article by Dr. David Kilcullen: "Political Maneuver in Counterinsurgency", posted at the Small Wars Council (24 April 2008) -- "Road-Building in Afghanistan, Part 1 of a Series on Political Maneuver in Counterinsurgency" Over the past eight years Kilcullen has laid a profound theoretical foundation for COIN on which he has written many articles … Continue reading Roads in Afghanistan, a new weapon to win 4GW’s?

The two tracks of discussion about the Iraq War, never intersecting

A silly thread at the Small Wars Council demonstrates a larger and perhaps important dynamic of the Iraq War.  As the large institutions of the mainstream media lose influence, discussion moves to insular communities of narrow-focused media (esp magazines, radio, and websites).  The anti-war folks have their homes, such as The Nation, National Public Radio, Juan Cole's … Continue reading The two tracks of discussion about the Iraq War, never intersecting