Posts Tagged ‘counterinsurgency’

Look at the Whole Equation

That’s essentially what Michael Levi is saying in this smart post.┬áHis lament is that energy and related environmental issues are not viewed through a wider lens: Until we can think about security, economics, and environmental risk at the same time, we’re going to have a lot of trouble developing an energy policy that makes sense….Continue Reading…

Birding and Counterinsurgency

Thomas Ricks at Foreign Policy finds some striking similarities between a bird-watching manual and a primer on how to spot bad guys. My old colleagues at Audubon magazine should go to town on this one.

Those Ungovernable Areas

Earlier this year, the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) published a withering critique of the U.S. military’s counterinsurgency efforts in Afghanistan. The report generated much media attention because it was written by no less than the top intelligence officer in Afghanistan, Maj. Gen. Michael Flynn. Among the provocative statements in his assessment: Eight…Continue Reading…