The United States military is its own worst enemy, “witch” burning, healthcare overseas, and other assorted errata.
The administration defense policy shop Center for a New American Security calls for ending counterinsurgency in Afghanistan.
Counterinsurgency can mean whatever you want it to mean.
Simplifying the COIN game plan.
Wildfires, like conflicts between states, are fast, dynamic and fierce.
As success in Afghanistan becomes more uncertain, Conn Hallinan argues that the problem is not Afghanistan, but the entire concept of counterinsurgency.
It’s unlikely that the success of U.S./NATO Aghanistan strategy will depend on a brilliant general, no matter who he is.