Small Wars Journal

Paul Avallone


Paul Avallone was a Green Beret and then a freelance war correspondent who operated in Afghanistan for three years. Avallone says that to wage war, one must be willing to achieve complete victory. He feels skeptical that the American public would allow the armed services to employ the tactics it would take to result in a true victory. He views the attempt of fighting a war ethically to be a contradiction and thus doomed to fail.

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