Mackinder Forum Virtual Seminar # 44: “First Principles after Kabul: A Soldier’s Reflection” by Anonymous.

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On November 20, 2021, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Eastern US Time an anonymous scholar and soldier presented his personal reflections, “First Principles after Kabul: A Soldier’s Reflection.”  

THE ABSTRACT and BIOGRAPHICAL statement are withheld at the request of the presenter.  

READINGS included:

FM 3-24, Army and Marine Corps Counter-Insurgency Field Manual (2007), paragraphs 1-113 to 1-120. 

FM 3-24, Army and Marine Corps Counter-Insurgency Field Manual (2014), Chapter 1, esp. paragraphs 1-27 to 1-33.

Mission Afghanistan: Advice for a U.S. Special Operations Unit Small Wars Journal, 2009.

White House National Security Strategy, 2010, esp., 1-9.