Tuesday, January 23, 2007

GEN Petraeus: Learning Counterinsurgency: Lessons from Soldiering in Iraq

Read GEN Petraeus' article in the Jan-Feb 2006 Military Review, Counterinsurgency: Lessons from Soldiering in Iraq, posted in the Armed Services Committee website. Update: working link.



How can I read this and not want to go back to the military? What GEN Petraeus describes is the kind of work that excites me. It's what I want to do, and I believe I'd have an intuitive feel for it. Counterinsurgency is mostly based in Civil Affairs and not major combat operations.

* Thoughtful criticisms of GEN Petraeus' strategy here (intel-dump.com) and here (captainsjournal.com).

Eric

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