This blog post by longtime friend of the blog Christian Bleuer should be required reading for not just military officers who write on Afghanistan but also we civilian defense policy analysts who write on Afghanistan. And much of the constructive criticism Christian has for writing on Afghanistan could also be applied to other countries and regions. I suspect, for example, that if I were to write a similar blog post on military writing on the Arabic-speaking world, much of the content would be the same. The best part about Christian's post, though, is his willingness to help all you military officers out there with your sources and reading lists. You should start here, though.