Donald Rector

Donald Rector is a former US Army Ranger, Airborne and Infantry Officer who served in Vietnam with the 101st Airborne Division as a Platoon Leader. He is currently a Research Manager and Team Leader with the Human Terrain System, Task Force Kandahar, in Afghanistan.

It is essential to understand that everything of importance in Afghanistan happens in the village, not in Kabul, or even at the Provincial headquarters. Historically, Afghanistan has always been...