Adam L. Silverman, PhD*
I just wanted to take a quick moment and direct everyone to an interesting and thoughtful new essay that the Strategic Studies Institute (full disclosure: SSI is part of the US Army War College, as one of our research institutes and centers, and is housed here at Carlisle Barracks, I do not, however, know the author of this piece) has just published. It takes on what the author describes as the myths of counterinsurgency, especially those supposed lessons from the British approach. The monograph, entitled Puncturing the Counterinsurgency Myth: Britain and Irregular Warfare in the Past, Present, and Future is by Dr. Andrew Mumford. Click over and give it a look - its a free download in pdf format. I think our SST community will find it of interest.
*Adam L. Silverman is the Culture and Foreign Language Advisor at the US Army War College. The views expressed here are his own and do not necessarily reflect those of the US Army War College and/or the US Army.