A blog providing news, analysis, insight, and commentary on the war in Afghanistan.
Sunday, February 23, 2014
Remembering COIN Lessons Learned
A retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel and book author, "Learning to Eat Soup With a Knife", recently addressed a group of West Point cadets and expressed his fears that the Pentagon will forget the lessons learned about counterinsurgency gained from the Afghan experience. John Nagl is a West Point graduate and a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford where he earned a doctorate in international relations. He also served in Iraq and has contributed to the public discussion on the importance of learning counterinsurgency. He believes that future wars will find the U.S. fighting an enemy that resembles an insurgency than what we faced in World War II or Desert Storm. Read his comments in "Military needs to remember lessons about fighting insurgencies", Mainline Media News, February 21, 2014.