The CIA Solution for Afghanistan, Jack Devine; Wall Street Journal, July 29, 2010

On July 29, 2010, The Arkin Group President Jack Devine published an 0p-ed in the Wall Street Journal in which he advocates the expanded use of covert action in Afghanistan.  Having led the CIA Afghan Task Force that supported the Afghan mujahedeen of the 1980s in defeating the Russians, Jack recognizes the American playbook in use today.  A predominantly military approach focused on the centralization of power didn’t work for the Russians in the 1980s, and it won’t work for the US today.

Read the full text of the op-ed:  The CIA Solution for Afghanistan WSJ 7-29-10