Tuesday, January 12, 2010
A Criticism of the Community Defense Initiative (Afghanistan)
Khalil Nouri and Terry Green of New World Strategies Coalition, Inc. have written up an article that criticizes one of the new tools being rolled out by the U.S. military in Afghanistan. It is called the Community Defense Initiative (CDI) - which calls for placing Special Forces teams with tribes at the local level to help them form their own community defense organizations. The article is called "Exploiting Afghan Tribal Militias for an Optimal Counterinsurgency Campaign", Veterans Today, January 8, 2010. What do I think of the article? Horse manure.