Sunday, 27 March 2011

Nagl on Counterinsurgency and Twitter's 5th birthday

http://warstudies.podomatic.com/entry/2011-03-25T02_58_09-07_00

The surge's 'secret weapon': Lessons of interagency high-value targeting teams

http://ricks.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2011/03/25/the_surges_secret_weapon_lessons_of_interagency_high_value_targeting_teams

Friday, 18 March 2011

'Stabilising' fragile states: implications for humanitarian action

http://www.odi.org.uk/news/details.asp?id=201&title=stabilising-fragile-states-implications-humanitarian-action&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ODI_Humanitarian+%28Overseas+Development+Institute+-+Theme%3A+Humanitarian+Policy%29

Transparency and accountability in fragile states: why it matters and lessons from experience

http://www.odi.org.uk/events/details.asp?id=2628&title=transparency-accountability-fragile-states-matters-lessons-experience&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ODI_Governance+%28Overseas+Development+Institute+-+Theme%3A+Governance%29

Attacks on aid workers increase as targeting becomes increasingly political

http://www.odi.org.uk/news/details.asp?id=139&title=attacks-aid-workers-increase-as-targeting-becomes-increasingly-political&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ODI_Conflict+%28Overseas+Development+Institute+-+Theme%3A+Conflict+and+Security%29

Monday, 7 March 2011

Afghan villagers' successful revolt against Taliban

The revolt of the Gizab Good Guys began with a clandestine 2 a.m. meeting. By sunrise, 15 angry villagers had set up checkpoints on the main road and captured their first prisoners. In the following hours, their ranks swelled with dozens of rifle-toting neighbors eager to join.

Rest here.

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Upcoming 2011 fighting season in Afghanistan

Great talk by Nagl and Bing West with some great call-ins by people with experience in Afghanistan.