Saturday, 2 June 2018

Lessons Learned and more importantly Not Learned from the Afghanistan Experience

302 pages later ... are we any the wiser?



Duc de Gobin said...

I imagine the conclusions are...if you're going to fight a land war in Asia, get someone else to do it?

Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

Even Alexander the Great was happy to come away with a score draw
It swallows up "peoples" who travel that far and who try to impose their kind of civilisation

Chris Kemp said...

p 191: "Under immense pressure
to quickly stabilize insecure districts, (Insert colonial power name of choice) government agencies spent far too
much money, far too quickly, and in a country woefully unprepared to absorb
it. Money spent was often the metric of success. As a result, programming often
exacerbated conflicts, enabled corruption, and bolstered support for insurgents."

Who would have thought it?

Regards, Chris.

Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

You would laugh but the tears come first Chris!
For the poor bloody people who were sent there and for the poor bloody people who lived there!