April 29, 2008

In case you missed it...

Abu Muqawama is getting caught up on his reading and wants to point the way toward two really good offerings from the crew at Small Wars Journal that you guys may or may not have already read.

On the strategic level, The Bateman's thoughts on T.E. Lawrence (and whether or not he's alive and secretly advising the Iranian regime) are well worth reading. On the tactical side, meanwhile,
U.S. Army Captain Craig Coppock's article is a must-read for platoon leaders deploying to a counter-insurgency fight in either Iraq or Afghanistan. Exactly the kind of nuts-and-bolts advice this blog likes to highlight when it's not behaving like a team of jackasses and making snide remarks about Doug Feith and the way field grade officers dress. (Which are worthy endeavors in and of themselves.)