A thoughtful post on counter-insurgency strategies for US forces in Afghanistan from the Economist's Democracy in America blog.
I think that sometimes we forget that most people, indeed almost all people, really just want a stable, reasonable context in which to work, play and enjoy their friends and families. If you can get to that, or even look like you are getting to that, people who want to blow things up will have no support.
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