By Brian E. Frydenborg (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter @bfry1981, YouTube) September 7, 2021 (recorded August 31, 2021, within hours of the U.S. military ground mission concluding in Afghanistan) see related articles, America’s History of Failure in Unconventional and Asymmetric Warfare Is Instructive for Our War with the Coronavirus and The Kabul Airlift in Light of the Berlin Airlift: Surprising Parallels and Important Lessons and related podcast The Real Context News Podcast #7: Col. Steve Miska, U.S. Army (Ret.) on the U.S. Withdrawal & Our Duty to Our Afghan Allies,
Eighth Episode (Afghanistan Special #2) on the overall big-picture, strategic failure of the U.S. in Afghanistan with special guest Col. T.X. Hammes, USMC (Ret.), with thirty years in the Marine Corp performing a wide variety of roles and today a noted scholar on military history, tactics, and strategy with a PhD from Oxford
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2015 book chapter by Col. Hammes: “Raising and Mentoring Security Forces in Afghanistan and Iraq”
Col. Hammes’s books/chapters/articles:
Other relevant content authored by the Col.-
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Other informations/sources of relevance: (more coming soon)
Long War Journal’s interactive Taliban control map 2000-2021
My related article, America’s History of Failure in Unconventional and Asymmetric Warfare Is Instructive for Our War with the Coronavirus, discussing the big-picture failures of America’s Afghanistan project
My graduate school paper from late 2009 advising, in a simulated memo, President Obama on Afghanistan policy
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