Yes I am talking about Afghanistan….again.
I have been bitch for over 10 years about how we got into yet another horrible war with NO plan to whether win or to go home. Sounds all so familiar.
You know it is really not that hard for fight a war using the enemies game plan.
That’s right….use their game plan against them.
When I was sent to Vietnam I was assigned to the LRRPs for the 9th Infantry Division….we spent a lot of our time in enemy territory and we needed to know what to expect….we all wer4e given a copy of North Vietnamese general’s book of guerilla warfare….People’s War, People’s Army by Gen. Giap. It outlined the proper way to fight a guerilla war…tactics, logistics, everything they a soldier would need to know.
I bring this up because the same thing could have been done for our fight in Afghanistan.
That is right there is a game plan for Taleban fighters…..it is a book written 1995 by the fighters themselves entitled “Afghan Guerilla Warfare” by Ali Ahmad Jalali. The book gives details on ambushes, logistics, weapons, bombs making, etc, etc….
Now would it nor have been good idea to familiarize the troops with what to expect when fighting the Taleban?
Arrogance has doomed a many army in the past….and it is pulling the US military in too many directions to ever come out of the country with a win.