Tuesday, November 25, 2014
CONOP Approval in Afghanistan
Michael Vickers, the current Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence was briefed in Afghanistan by a Special Forces company commander on the process for CONOP approval and his response was "What the hell are we doing here?". The conversation noted above is an excerpt from a book by Michael G. Waltz, the Special Forces officer doing the brief to Vickers, entitled Warrior Diplomat (available on Amazon.com). Read more in "Tales of war: Getting 12 approvals for a relatively minor mission in Afghanistan", by Thomas Ricks in Best Defense, November 24, 2014.