May 20, 2010

On the Semrau trial and other stuff

Credit where credit's due: I think Michael Friscolanti has penned an excellent piece on the Semrau court-martial for Maclean's. A must-read. Note also the appearance in the comments by MCpl (retd.) Paul Franklin, who criticizes Semrau's choice.

Speaking of people who know what they're talking about, Jalalabad-based hellraiser and friend-of-friends Tim Lynch has been writing some good stuff recently. There's more stuff on insurgent tactics in that one post than many intelligence reports. Another voice worth listening to is Afghan election political casualty Peter Galbraith, who tilts at the windmill of COIN positivism that is John Nagl, in the Economist this week.

Posted by BruceR at 10:35 PM