February 12, 2008

“Kill them all.”

afghanistanica periodically stoops to our level and highlights something COIN-related from Afghanistan's past or present. Today he tells the story of Colonel Sergei Antonenko, quite possibly the worst counterinsurgent in the history of Soviet Russia's troubled "intervention" there. Read it...

“During the fighting Antonenko personally shot several dozen civilians, even though he was responsible only for being in charge. Shooting at people with a submachine gun wasn’t part of his job.”