Monday, June 21, 2010

Community Defense in Afghanistan: Seth Jones

Seth Jones, an academic who has studied the conflict in Afghanistan, has wrote a tract entitled "Community Defense in Afghanistan".  Dr. Jones served as a Plans Officer and Advisor to the Special Forces organization conducting special operations in Afghanistan.  He is also the author of In The Graveyard of Empires: America's War in Afghanistan (Norton, 2009).

The article on community defense was published in the spring edition of Joint Force Quarterly.  The article " . . . outlines the development of local defense forces in Afghanistan, which should be leveraged along with other efforts to build the ANA and ANP . . ."  The article is available at the website of the National Defense University.

http://www.ndu.edu/press/lib/images/jfq-57/jones.pdf

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