Philip Lere

Capt Philip Lere is a US Air Force logistics officer and AFPAK Hand. He has advised Afghan logisticians at the tactical and strategic levels during two tours in Afghanistan.  He has a Masters in Strategic Security Studies from the National Defense University in Washington DC.  The views expressed here do not necessarily represent the official position of the US Department of Defense.

The US-led Coalition adjusted its logistics strategy, setting out to create an Afghan system based on the model of “pull” sustainment. The Afghans  were, and are, not ready.