Thursday, April 24, 2008

What Form of COIN?

One small question comes to mind with Petraeus taking over command of CENTCOM. A significant portion of his version of counterinsurgency process consists of building walls around areas to contain violence. He has turned Baghdad into a series of walled enclaves, and part of the latest offensive against the Mahdi army consisted of building yet another wall in Sadr City.

Is that going to work in Afghanistan?

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for dropping by Blue Girl, Red State. You and I are like those twins separated at birth who grew up opposites! I grew up in the Navy and married the Air Force!

    I just took a look at your blog and look forward to getting to know you.

    Richard Rhodes (yes, that Richard Rhodes) calls me "the Ultimate Cold War Brat."

    As we get to know one another, you will see what he means.