On this week’s episode of Foreign Entanglements, Pete Mansoor and I talk Hybrid Warfare: Haven’t had a chance to write a review of the book, but it’s quite good; highly recommended.
I’ve been frustrated by the discussion over counter-insurgency for quite some time. This week, I took those frustrations out on my WPR column: Of course, abandoning COIN doctrine would not in
So, apparently Great Satan’s Girlfriend isn’t exactly a hot COIN-nerd chick who wants to talk war and show you nifty pictures of herself in a bikini. As Spencer points out: “Court
My latest at WPR is about airpower, “savage war,” and inter-service conflict: Nevertheless, assessments of the utility of airpower in counterinsurgency efforts have always been bound up in
Lionel Beehner and Niels Smith duel on reasons for the defeat of the Tamil Tigers. Beehner: It was brute military force, not political dialogue or population control, which ended its brutal decades-lo
Spencer, noting the recent research indicating that civilian deaths in Afghanistan generate hostility towards the United States: Additionally, some in the military consider a preoccupation with civili
Yglesias is more impressed than I by Pat Lang’s discussion of successful and failed counter-insurgency campaigns. In particular, I think he misconstrues the objectives of many of the major count
Some interesting bits in this Telegraph report from last week: Top British commanders angrily described in the documents how they were not even told, let alone consulted, about major changes to US pol