Sunday, October 23, 2016


Generals Failed Us. Jason Dempsey, a retired military officer with a few tours in Afghanistan, provides us with his perspective on things we did wrong. Unit rotations were not ideal for the counterinsurgency environment, programs like the AfPak Hands not fully supported, and advisor assignments that hinder military careers. While the Security Force Assistance (SFA) mission was the right approach; it was not adequately resources with trained advisors. Take every word he writes as the absolute truth! Read more in "Our generals failed in Afghanistan", Foreign Policy, October 18, 2016.

High Casualties Worrying. The Afghan security forces are again on track for a record year of high casualties. This is a matter of great concern for the Coalition nations supporting the Resolute Support mission. Read more in "Afghan Forces' Battlefield Casualties Worry NATO", Gandara Blog, October 15, 2016.

Obama's Sorriest Legacy. America's longest war will remain a muddle for the next president. Read more in "Afghanistan 15 Years On: Obama's Sorriest Legacy", by Mark Perry, Politico Magazine, October 5, 2016.

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