February 23, 2014

Military needs to remember lessons about fighting insurgencies

Featuring John A. Nagl

Journalist Linda Stein

John Nagl, a retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel and former president of the Center for Counterinsurgency, told a group of cadets Wednesday that he fears the Pentagon will forget the hard-won lessons learned about fighting insurgencies after the war in Afghanistan war ends.

If that happens it would be a big mistake, said Nagl, headmaster at The Haverford School. The American military they’ll be serving in is much more likely to be fighting insurgencies than conventional wars, he told the cadets at Valley Forge Military Academy and College.

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  • John A. Nagl

    Member, CNAS Board of Advisors, Associate Professor of Warfighting Studies at U.S. Army War College

    Dr. John Nagl is the ninth Headmaster of The Haverford School in Haverford, Pennsylvania and a member of the Board of Advisors at the Center for a New American Security. He wa...