Sunday, October 22, 2017
Commentary on Afghanistan
Failure of SFA. Mara Karlin writes that the concept of training and equipping foreign militaries is not the big ticket item that many senior policy makers believe it to be. Read "Why Military Assistance Programs Disappoint", Foreign Affairs, Nov / Dec 2017.
Lessons of Vietnam . . . and Afghanistan. James E. Wright, a historian and former Marine, provides some analysis of lessons from Vietnam that apply to Afghanistan and some that do not. "The Real Lessons of Vietnam - and Afghanistan", Defense One, October 13, 2017.