"U.S. Courts Former Warlords in Its Bid for Afghan Stability" was a March 20th front-page Wall Street Journal article by Matthew Rosenberg. I read this story with interest and then later reflected on it when I watched the documentary BROTHERS AT WAR directed by Jake Rademacher.
I've read that the Iraqis are not great fighters (clearly demonstrated in BROTHERS AT WAR) and that the Afghans are great fighters (they've been fighting for centuries). And reading this Wall Street Journal article in conjunction with seeing the documentary BROTHERS AT WAR makes it quite clear how different the two countries are. And this, of course, means that different military/political strategies are required for different cultures and situations.
Read the article now about the Afghan warlords and form your own opinions.
Phyllis Zimbler Miller is the author of MRS. LIEUTENANT: A SHARON GOLD NOVEL and the co-author of the Jewish holiday book SEASONS FOR CELEBRATION. She also blogs at PZ the Do-Gooder Scrooge and Operation Support Jews in the Military, and she is the co-host of the BlogTalkRadio show Your Military Life. Her company Miller Mosaic LLC builds call-to-action websites for book authors and small businesses.