WINNING THEIR HEARTS AND MINDS

When we dip our foot in the water, we take responsibility for how clean the water is.   This is an analogy for involving ourselves in the affairs of the Iraqis and Afghans.  We are now held responsible for their quality of life, as well we should, and it isn’t pretty. The military strategy we are […]

Marjah – Winning the Battle; Losing the War

We are now witnessing the first act of the increased US troop level in Afghanistan. The scene is Marjah in Helmand Province. There, the US has sent some 10,000 US troops and an even greater number of Afghani troops. The idea is to break the Taliban’s control over this remote, dusty village of some 35,000 […]