Friday, September 04, 2009

More Thought on Afghan Tactics

Captain's Journal blows George Will's idea to shreds. (Scroll to 2 September entry.)

...Don’t think for one minute that we can simply launch clinical raids with pristine intelligence supported by operators who have all they need when they need it, with combined arms including air support that has air controllers who have all of the logistics that they need while they target only know HVTs with verifiable accuracy.

This is simply a myth - a strategic daydream. The small footprint model has led us to where we are in Afghanistan, and claiming that we should do more of the same will continue the diminution of the campaign.

I kinda liked Will's idea, which tells you I haven't had too much COIN experience (yet.)

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