Small Wars Journal

Krulak on Will

General Charles Krulak, 31st Commandant of the Marine Corps, responds to "Time to Get Out of Afghanistan" - a Washington Post op-ed by George Will in this e-mail.

Here's the intro paragraph:

I would imagine that your article "Time to Get Out of Afghanistan" will result in some "incoming" on your Command Post. First and Foremost, let me say that I am in total agreement with your assessment. Simply put, no desired end state has ever been clearly articulated and no strategy formulated that would lead us to achieve even an ill defined end state.

General Krulak goes on to articulate several points concerning our efforts in Afghanistan.

More at General Krulak's e-mail to George Will.


Also Anonymous (not verified)

Fri, 09/11/2009 - 8:21pm

Interested Party,

"Gen. Krulak's LATE father, LtGen. Vic Krulak" emphasis added.

Interested Party (not verified)

Fri, 09/11/2009 - 6:52pm


Lt Gen Victor Krulak passed away in late December 2008.

Anonymous (not verified)

Fri, 09/11/2009 - 1:27pm

It might be interesting if SWJ offered the former 31st CMC an invitation to articulate more specifically?

It's worth remembering, Gen. Krulak's late father, LtGen. Vic Krulak was instrumental in putting forward a vision on strategy for the Marines in Vietnam, where there was no national strategy for our involvement in that country, and the Marines were further under the overall command of a general in Saigon, who may have been out of his depth.

I'd for one be further interested on whether Gen. Krulak discussed the situation with his father and what Brute's ideas may have been?