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Small Wars Journal Editor: Everybody Cool It With the Afghanistan Negativity

The editor of Small Wars Journal, one of the most influential defense policy blogs around, is getting tired of the recent nervousness about Afghanistan. How

Jul 31, 2020
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The editor of Small Wars Journal, one of the most influential defense policy blogs around, is getting tiredof the recent nervousness about Afghanistan.
How about a novelapproach at this particular point in time – give the Commander in Chief, the National Command Authority, State… and most importantly, the Commanding General and his staff in Afghanistan some efing breathing roomto sort this out? The guys on the ground – get it?
Dilegge goes on to wonder whether the proliferation of defense- and region-focused blogs and other media have “really examined the tipping point – the place where we become part of the problem, rather than the solution.” A worthy question. But how would that be determined? And how does a defense-focused blog not focus on a major war, or write about it critically?
Dexter Cooke

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