One Tribe At A Time #4: The Full Document at last!

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One Tribe At A Time #4: The Full Document at last!
Share By Steven Pressfield [Because of the extraordinary response to Maj. Jim Gant's paper, One Tribe At A Time, I've decided to leave it up all week in the "Number One Slot."  My ongoing interview with Chief Ajmal Khan Zazai will pick again next Friday; the Chief has been in Kabul all week, meeting with...
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A comparative Essay: Counterinsurgency and Stability Operations Case Histories Studies Vietnam Iraq

Posted by in Foreign Affairs, Military Theory, News, Vietnam, War on Terror on Jan 31 | Comments closed
A comparative Essay: Counterinsurgency and Stability Operations Case Histories Studies Vietnam Iraq
Share The US/CIA experience in Vietnam should give us plenty of evidence that there are more advantages to running COIN operations in today’s global war on terror than in conducting conventional warfare option. It is even more evident that if we were to plan and execute a sound ‘pacification’ plan in Iraq or Afghanistan, then...
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Views from General David H. Petraeus

Posted by in Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, Military Theory, Public Policy on Jan 29 | Comments closed
Views from General David H. Petraeus
Share CENTCOM in 2010: Views from General David H. Petraeus Friday, January 22, 2010 Stretching from Egypt to Yemen, Iran and Pakistan, General David H. Petraeus commands the most challenging area of responsibility in the war against terrorism. In addition to deterring non-state aggressors, he also oversees the ongoing conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. On...
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Targeting the Taliban

Targeting the Taliban
Targeting the Taliban By Michael Fowler The simplest and safest way to thwart an enemy’s ability to conduct war is to destroy their supply lines. This is an old and useful tactic from the time of King Nebuchadnezzar II (605-562) of Babylon. His armies would surround their hapless victims who had taken refuge in forts,...
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The Right of War

The Right of War
The Right of War By Z. Morad Is the current war really the biggest mistake of all time? Are the Republicans Fascists? Imperialists? Warmongers? Is the conflict in Iraq and Afghanistan really the worst mistake in US history? Although there was a time when Americans generally agreed that their country was a force for good,...
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Liberal pacifism’s lie By Michael Fowler

Liberal pacifism’s lie By Michael Fowler
Edmund Burke said, “All that is necessary for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing.” Whereas pacifism—as promoted by Leo Tolstoy, the moral hero of the left—demands that good men do nothing even in the face of...
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