Consolidating the Surge
Colonel Dominic Caraccilo of the 101st Airborne Division very generously helped me with an article on the Surge which appears in the Jerusalem Post.
The article describes the importance of institutionalizing the gains of the Surge. The troops have done a remarkable job outorganizing, out-fighting and outmanuevering the enemy on his own ground. But ultimately victory is a politico-military phenomenon. Battlefield victories much be translated to political gains. But that's an area which is outside the scope of the Armed Forces.
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