[by Mark Safranski, a.k.a. “zen“]
Knife Fights by John Nagl
Jon and Pete of The Break it Down Show interview arch-COINdinista and former CNAS president turned educator, Dr. John Nagl. Pete, who is a deep believer in (and practitioner of) village-district level, F2F partnership with locals in stability ops, counterinsurgency, aid and development projects and host country transition was definitely pleased to have Colonel Nagl as a guest.
Listen to the show here –Knife Fights – with John Nagl
Good drill down after the half-hour mark on the complexity of trying to do COIN with units rotating in and out and the need to avoid imposing American solutions on local forces that may not be able to sustain them ( or need them in the first place, having more urgent problems).
Related Break it Down Show interview with Johnny Walker here..