Wednesday, December 9, 2009

How to Win in Afghanistan - One Village at a Time

The author of The Horse Soldiers, Doug Stanton, has wrote a guest article in The Washington Post (December 6, 2009) entitled "How to win in Afghanistan, one village at a time".  He cites the recent paper receiving rave reviews authored by MAJ Jim Gant entitled "One Tribe At a Time" that lays out an approach for winning the Afghan war.  He also endorses a strategy called the Community Defense Initiative (CDI) that has been recently promoted in Afghanistan.  The CDI works at the village level to ensure stability and security rather than looking to impose security with central government forces that are ill-trained, ineffiicient and corrupt.  Click here to read more news articles on the Afghanistan war.

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