Tuesday 343

Effective janissaries for NATO

Filed under: Politics — Tags: — zundel @ pm

Letter from Pashmul: Policing Afghanistan” by Graeme Wood in The New Yorker 2008-12-08

It is also a classic counter-insurgency gambit.

“It’s a common tactic in irregular warfare situations to pit the rivalries of an ethnically diverse populace against each other.” The difficulty is finding a way to avoid unleashing a dispossessed minority on a rampage of revenge against the group it is asked to control.

cf Rawanda


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