Grit, Strategy, and the Way Out of Afghanistan
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Bing West, Marine combat veteran and assistant secretary of defense in the Reagan administration, looks at the conflict in Afghanistan, and explains what he sees as a practical way out. The Wrong War: Grit, Strategy, and the Way Out of Afghanistan, gives an account of events on the battlefield and argues that idealistic theories about counterinsurgency have bogged us down for a decade. He builds the case for changing course.