Sunday, February 20, 2011
The theme is by far not new, but at least the title is provocative:
'It’s arguably the central story of the military during the past decade of war. Soldiers and Marines, trained to kill an enemy, found that to succeed in wars fought among the people, they had to teach themselves to be diplomats and development workers. They needed to address foreigners’ grievances and help them rebuild shattered communities — in some cases, communities the United States itself shattered.'