Mitchell LaFortune

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Last summer, as the nation’s war effort and attention turned from Iraq to Afghanistan, the new United States commander there, Gen. Stanley McChrystal, insisted that the struggle was not about killing the enemy or capturing ground, but instead a “war of perception.” Given the general’s recent firing, increasing deaths on the battlefield and the release last week of thousands of classified documents by WikiLeaks painting a dismal picture of the war effort, it is clear that we are losing badly in the war of perception.

I spent two deployments in Afghanistan writing strategic intelligence reports and briefings similar to what WikiLeaks just made public.…  Seguir leyendo »