SWJ, New Media and COIN

Recently Andrew Exum (a.k.a. Abu Muqawama) noted that Tom Ricks’ book, The Gamble, had neglected to examine the role of New Media in the Surge’s success. That led Dave Dilegge of Small Wars Journal to send out a call for comments. I was very flattered to be invited to contribute my thoughts, then humbled by the company: Dave Kilcullen, Janine Davidson, Tom Barnett, Exum, Spencer Ackerman, Michael Yon, and more. The entire document can be found here (.pdf), and Dave is also compiling an updated list of responses from around the web in this SWJ blog post. (Josh Foust’s comments […]

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