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Afghanistan Can't Afford to Lose Kunduz to the Taliban
September 30, 2015
Afghanistan Can't Afford to Lose Kunduz to the Taliban
What does the fall of Kunduz tell us about the state of the Taliban and the Afghan government?
Afghanistan Can't Afford to Lose Kunduz to the Taliban
The Taliban Take Kunduz: An Eyewitness Account
September 29, 2015
The Taliban Take Kunduz: An Eyewitness Account
The Diplomat speaks to a Kunduz government official about the Taliban's takeover of the city.
The Taliban Take Kunduz: An Eyewitness Account
The Afghan Government Should Let the Taliban Destroy Itself
August 12, 2015
The Afghan Government Should Let the Taliban Destroy Itself
The death of Mullah Omar will lead to the slow disintegration of what we once knew as the Taliban.
The Afghan Government Should Let the Taliban Destroy Itself
Will Mullah Omar's Death Change the Taliban?
August 03, 2015
Will Mullah Omar's Death Change the Taliban?
Anand Gopal, a veteran journalist who embedded with the Taliban, speaks with The Diplomat about Mullah Omar's death.
Will Mullah Omar's Death Change the Taliban?
How Sri Lanka Won the War
April 09, 2015
How Sri Lanka Won the War
Lessons in strategy from an overlooked victory
How Sri Lanka Won the War
US Marines Plan Insurgent Amphibious Assaults
June 27, 2014
US Marines Plan Insurgent Amphibious Assaults
A senior officer said the Marines will not undertake amphibious assaults in the mold of Iwo Jima in the future.
US Marines Plan Insurgent Amphibious Assaults
Nathanael Greene: The American Insurgent
June 26, 2013
Nathanael Greene: The American Insurgent
One hopes there are unorthodox leaders like Greene in the military today.
Nathanael Greene: The American Insurgent
The Insurgent’s Playbook: Start Cumulative, Go Sequential
May 18, 2013
The Insurgent’s Playbook: Start Cumulative, Go Sequential
A weak combatant cuts a stronger adversary down in size, while amassing the wherewithal to prevail.
The Insurgent’s Playbook: Start Cumulative, Go Sequential
Insurgency and Counterinsurgency: A Contest for Political Legitimacy
January 28, 2013
Insurgency and Counterinsurgency: A Contest for Political Legitimacy
“After promising the world to win the sympathies of the people, the victor must deliver.”
Insurgency and Counterinsurgency: A Contest for Political Legitimacy
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