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Defeating ISIL

To defeat ISIL we (all of us) must defeat ISIL’s appeal. Defeating ISIL’s appeal will build antibodies and anti-viruses against those who, inevitably, will seek to succeed the defeated ISIL. Military strategies will not defeat ISIL or its would-be successors. … Continue reading

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Reflections on John Nagl’s Lessons from Iraq

Read John Nagl’s op-ed in today’s New York Times. He highlights three nuggets worth extracting from America’s otherwise painful Iraq experience. John is as usual an insightful, experienced voice of military theory and practice. He overlooks, however, a critical dimension … Continue reading

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Crisis Education: the Military-to-Civilian Transition

Did the US military depart Iraq in 2011 lock, stock, and barrel? Or were some supplies, equipment and services transferred over to the civilian authorities that remained? How long did the logistical transition to civilian responsibility last? How well was … Continue reading

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