[Question from member of Congress] Indeed, you have written also that ISAF forces have been "preoccupied with force protection," and must change this "manner that distances itself, both physically and psychologically, from the people they seek to protect" as a means of winning support from the Afghan people.
Where do we look in history for any victorious precedent for this strategy?
I nearly doubled over laughing at that question. Did "COINhata" Col. Gian Gentile sneak into Congress? Seriously, how do you respond to questions like that with a straight face?