Thursday, September 08, 2005

Imperial Grunts

Robert Kaplan again does a great job of explaining how Special Forces operate and what we are doing in Afghanistan in particular. This article just came out in The Atlantic Monthly and is included in the book of the same name (Imperial Grunts).

Kaplan (unlike hacks like Hersch) goes into the field with SF and has earned their trust by writing honestly (warts and all) about both the triumphs and tragedies of our recent experiences.