William Lind

William Lind, a military historian, has a 4GW (4th generation warfare) viewpoint on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan that is worth reading.

Understanding 4GW.

How to fight 4GW.

How to fight 4GW (part 2)

One of his major points:  we lost these wars when we destroyed the Afghan and Iraqi states and turned them into a lawless mess.  He maintains that it is very hard to rebuild a state once it is destroyed and we will leave well before these countries are stable states again (the implication:  this would turn Iraq and Afghanistan into Lebanons). [John Robb's Weblog]

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