Afghanistan and the Future of Warfare: Implications for Army and Defense Policy

TitleAfghanistan and the Future of Warfare: Implications for Army and Defense Policy
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2002
AuthorsBiddle, Stephen
Number of Pages68
PublisherStrategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College
CityCarlisle, PA
Abstract

America’s novel use of special operations forces, precision weapons, and indigenous allies has attracted widespread attention since its debut in Northern Afghanistan last fall. It has proven both influential and controversial. Many think it caused the Taliban’s sudden collapse. For them, this “Afghan Model” represents warfare’s future and should become the new template for U.S. defense planning. Critics, however, see Afghanistan as an anomaly—a non-repeatable product of local conditions. This monograph examines the Afghan Model’s actual role in the fall of the Taliban, using evidence collected from a combination of 46 participant interviews, terrain inspection in Afghanistan, and written documentation from both official and unofficial sources.

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