Saturday, January 23, 2010

One Tribe at A Time: A Blueprint for Success in Afghanistan by a Special Forces Officer

Major Jim Gant, a U.S. Special Forces officer, continues to win praise for his paper entitled "One Tribe at a Time".  His paper lays out a path to success in the counterinsurgency fight now ongoing in Afghanistan.  Gant had deployed to Afghanistan in the spring of 2003 and developed a relationship with one of the local tribes who helped to secure his area of responsiblity.  He is soon to return to Afghanistan.  Read more in "Jim Gant, the Green Beret who could win the war in Afghanistan", The Washington Post, January 17, 2010.

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