12 February 2009

I am in awe at Abu Muqawama's skills

A few weeks ago, I wrote about the Commandant of the Marine Corps' cries to move away from "nation building" in Iraq and off to the "real fight" in Afghanistan, with the obvious sense of amusement that the Marines did, in fact, draft the first real counterinsurgency field manual as a result of their participation in the Banana Wars of the early 20th Century.  

Well, Abu Muqawama just wrote about the same thing, only he did it much more eloquently.  I'm not kidding when I say this, I wish I could have come up with the term "1980s-era inter-service dick waving" as a form of astute military and political critique.  I have a lot to learn.   

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