Monday, June 18, 2018
Here with an introduction to a series of blog entries, "in the nutshell" postings, extracts from the "STRATEGIC OUTPOST" column of the Internet web site "War on the Rocks" Posts without regard to precedence or chronology.
"in a nutshell phrase of nutshell. 1. in the fewest possible words."
"STRATEGIC OUTPOST" a continuing column as authored by David Barno and Dr. Nora Bensahel.
As to the curriculum vitae [CV] of the authors:
"Lt. Gen. David W. Barno, USA (Ret.) is a Distinguished Practitioner in Residence at the School of International Service at American University and a Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Brent Scowcroft Center at the Atlantic Council. He was senior American commander of U.S. and coalition forces in Afghanistan from 2003–2005. Barno was a senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security. He has published extensively and testified before Congress numerous times."
"Dr. Nora Bensahel is a distinguished scholar in residence at the School of International Service at American University. She was most recently a senior fellow and codirector of the responsible defense program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), where she previously served as deputy director of studies."
WHEN GENERAL BARNO AND DR. BENSAHEL SPEAK, WE SHOULD ALL LISTEN? THAT IS THE QUESTION?
Personally I rate the Internet web site War on the Rocks and the STRATEGIC OUTPOST column highly and recommend to all devoted readers of the blog, without reservation or qualification.
See all my comments in CAPITAL LETTERS and understand I am not SHOUTING!
THANKS to General Barno and Dr. Bensahel in all cases too.