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SWJ: RIP Charlie Wilson, father of the Taliban

http://smallwarsjournal.com/blog/2010/02/rip-mr-charles-wilson-father-o/

excerpt:

“The enemy of my enemy is my friend.” This proverb which has become a mainstay of foreign policy courses of action has, in fact, pushed the United States to make horrifically misguided and ignorant decisions about how to view challenges across the globe and the ways and means used to confront them. With this proverb in mind, and often with the best of intentions in tow, organs of U.S. national security have walked blindly into situations where our own ignorance became the single most crippling factor to long term success of a program. In turn, this has allowed U.S. strategy to be high jacked by naïve and/or stunningly blinded officials and officers entrusted with defense of our nation. One such official was the Honorable Charles N. Wilson of Texas…

by teru kuwayama at 2010-02-16 06:44:05 UTC | Bookmark | | Report spam→


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