Monday, March 22, 2010

New Rules for the Afghanistan War

Admiral Mullen, with the support of high-ranking officers now engaged in fighting the war in Afghanistan, is stressing a new set of rules for warfare.  The basic premise is that the use of overwhelming force is sometimes counterproductive in certain instances (can you spell counterinsurgency?).  According to a recent news article on this topic CIA and Special Forces Soldiers with many tours in Afghanistan have been promoting this perspective for several years; as have our British allies (who have a rich history of fighting counterinsurgencies).  Read more in "US Re-Defines Its Rules for War", March 12, 2010, VOA News.  Click here for more news about the Afghan war.

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