Jim Kane

Jim Kane has over seventeen years of service as an Army officer including deployments to Iraq, Afghanistan, and Kosovo. A career field artilleryman, he has served in field artillery and fire support positions at all echelons from platoon through Multi-National Corps level. Jim is a graduate of St. Norbert College in 2000 (BA Philosophy), Troy University in 2011 (MS International Relations), and also of the School of Advanced Military Studies. The views expressed here are solely those of the author, and certainly do not reflect the views and policies of the US Army or the Department of Defense.

The conflict between a need to maintain domestic political support for the government while also modernizing military leadership is not unique to Afghanistan.