"The nation that will insist upon drawing a broad line of demarcation between the fighting man and the thinking man is liable to find its fighting done by fools and its thinking by cowards."
Sir William Francis Butler
I hope you link to and extend your comments related to your "interview" at Great Satan's Girlfriend's blog. I don't think that COL Gentile's COINtra commentaries are aligned with a fixation on Powell doctrine. And if Marjah is in fact the schwerpunct, isn't it premature to take on Kandahar prior to completing Marjah? As you say, it was insane to consider it a 90-day operation, given the failures of the Afghan security forces.
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