TITLE

The Afghan Balance of Power and the Culture of Jihad

PUB. DATE
May 2011
SOURCE
Military Review;May/Jun2011, Vol. 91 Issue 3, p33
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents an analysis of socio-political realities in Afghanistan as of 2011. It emphasizes the need for a better understanding of Afghan culture by the U.S. military, in order to successfully conclude the Afghan War. An argument is presented that U.S. counterinsurgency tactics against the Taliban have been less than optimal, due to faulty assessments of the root causes of jihad, and of the country's traditional power dynamics.
ACCESSION #
64156686

 

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