Democracy Arsenal

« If It Quacks Like A Duck . . . It's Nation Building: UPDATED | Main | Nothing to See Here »

December 08, 2009

How's that for some nuance
Posted by Patrick Barry

McChrystal begins by going into surprising detail about the nature of the insurgency threatening Afghanistan, in an overview that moves from the Qetta Shura to the Haqqani Network to Hezbi Islami.  This analysis is more disaggregated than anything I've seen from Obama's team so far, and it contrasts particularly with the testimony given by Gates and Clinton, which suggested that the insurgency had morphed into a kind of multi-headed, but cohesive syndicate.


TrackBack URL for this entry:

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference How's that for some nuance:


Violence and instability in Afghanistan continue to rage in the form of an organic insurgency shaped by local identities, networks, and interests.

Post a comment

If you have a TypeKey or TypePad account, please Sign In.

Guest Contributors
Sign-up to receive a weekly digest of the latest posts from Democracy Arsenal.
Powered by TypePad


The opinions voiced on Democracy Arsenal are those of the individual authors and do not represent the views of any other organization or institution with which any author may be affiliated.
Read Terms of Use