In the current issue of Armed Forces Journal ("A False Dichotomy") Dr. Nadia Schadlow writes that critics of the Army's counterinsurgency focus ignore world and war realities. Dr. Schadlow is senior program officer for the Smith Richardson Foundation, where she identifies strategic issues that warrant further attention from the U.S. policy community and manages and develops programs and projects related to these issues. She was a member of the Defense Policy Board (September 2006--June 2009) and writes frequently on issues related to the U.S. Army. She is writing a book on the Army's approach to war and political stabilization.
Also in AFJ is Dan Green's take on President Hamid Karzai's exit strategy. Green writes that the Afghan president's goal is survival, not victory over the Taliban. Dan Green is a visiting fellow at Aeneas Group International. He recently completed a tour with the Navy in Afghanistan as the International Security Assistance Force Joint Command liaison officer to the U.S. Embassy's Office of Interagency Provincial Affairs.
And more at Armed Forces Journal.