Not to put down the venerable David Kilcullen.. but COIN.. by it’s nature.. tends to look too closely at the problem. As I’ve said before, it doesn’t matter if we “win” in Afghanistan or Iraq. The global terrorist network is alive and well in other countries because we haven’t attacked the real problem which is the global financiers of terror.. namely in Saudi Arabia, Syria, Iran, etc… we are fooling ourselves and making a cottage industry out of bullshit military efforts. But then again, me and the boys at Small Wars and Long Wars Journal don’t see eye to eye.
There’s only one problem