The Closet Moderate: Essential Reading

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Essential Reading

I write a lot about war, but every now and then someone writes something that makes me feel bad for even trying to talk about that subject. On particularly bad days, I find two examples of that sort of writing:

Paul Staniland on COIN doctrine


Prof. Stephen Walt on the hazards of occupation


Paul and Prof. Walt lay out, in stark detail, the problems with our approach to the AfPak muddle. Even if you don't read anything else on this topic, and that includes my blog posts, read these articles.

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