September 13, 2013
The notion that America can fix politics in the Middle East or anywhere else is laughable. It won't happen through our good example, and especially not through war. Unless, that is, we were prepared to take over the government of Bamboozlestan and occupy the place for several generations, which we're not. To explain how U.S. military doctrine became fatally flawed regarding counterinsurgency strategy I turned to Col. Gian Gentile, Ph.D., a professor at West Point and author of Wrong Turn: America's Deadly Embrace of Counterinsurgency. Thanks, Gian, for your most helpful insights! Total runtime forty six minutes. Obscūrum per obscūrius.