A) I'm embarassed that I did not make the point myself, and...
B) It really deserved to be put out there to supplement the answer to the previous post.
> Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "By Request Again: COIN
> Operator Question":
> you first have to get the fruel out of the water with an
> escalator. "O"
> Good point on post. I couldn't have written so eloquently. To add to
> your point if I may. The purpose of mentoring specifically with the
> police is to allow their normal activities to be unhindered by the
> insurgent. As sexy as the headlines will read; "US and Afghan Troops
> Battle Terrorists in the Street," it is exactly opposite of the intended
>To investigate, arrest and prosecute the insurgent as a common
> criminal takes all greater purpose out of their fight. Once this
> occurs, it becomes common practice and de-sensationalizes the
> insurgency. A strong local governance and effective police force will slowly bring
> this change. I can only hope that in 90 days the guy filling my shoes
> can walk the same line.
You may indeed add to my post, Sergeant. Actually, you can have one of your own. You are not only timely and eloquent in your own right, but directly on target. That is a point which really can't be left out of the police side of the counterinsurgency issue.
I can always trust O to have my back.
LSHMBFO on the authentication, O. No one but you, man.