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Viewpoint: Counterinsurgency Lessons From Vietnam by David Donovan / Terry Turner at the BBC.
The rise in so-called insider attacks by rogue Afghan security forces has highlighted the perils of joint operations in counter-insurgency. But former US soldier David Donovan, who fought in Vietnam, says lessons learnt long ago have been forgotten.
Dave Dilegge is Editor-in-Chief of Small Wars Journal and serves as a Director at Small Wars Foundation. He is a retired USMCR Intelligence and Counterintelligence / HUMINT officer, and former USMC civilian intelligence analyst, as well as a defense consultant in the private sector. His son, David, is an Infantry Sergeant in the Big Red One.
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