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LTC Raymond A. Millen examines warlordism as the principal impediment to Afghanistan's revival and offers a shift in strategy that addresses the war of ideas, the counternarcotics initiative, and the incorporation of the Afghan National Army into the provincial reconstruction teams. As Lieutenant Colonel Millen observes, all the resources are in place; they simply need a shift in focus. LTC Millen takes into account the historical, cultural, and economic factors that impede central authority and the eforms needed for modern states. His problem-solving approach is insightful, pragmatic, and innovative.
Afghanistan, Millen, warlords, sector security reform, counternarcotics, opium trade, media, propaganda, provencial reconstruction team, PRT, Afghan National Army, insurgency
Raymond A. Millen LTC,
Afghanistan: Reconstituting a Collapsed State ( US Army War College Press, 2005),