Review – Anatomy of a Bad Idea: COIN Best Practices

Harvey M. Sapolsky • Sep 24 2013 • Features

Nearly every question about how the U.S. Army came to be entangled in wars it knew better than to fight in Iraq and Afghanistan are answered by three excellent and complementary books.

Counterinsurgency: The Graduate Level of War or Pure Hokum?

Gian Gentile • Aug 3 2013 • Articles

The US Army’s counterinsurgency manual calls COIN the “graduate level of war.” But, the idea that enlightened soldiers were required to win a war is hokum.

The Petraeus Scandal

Harvey M. Sapolsky • Nov 21 2012 • Articles

David Petraeus was thought to be a possible Republican US presidential or vice presidential candidate. This affair has ruined such opportunities, but it will not stop him from being part of the discussion of future national security issues.

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