Tuesday, June 22, 2010

The McChrystal Imbroglio.

Should a capable general be fired over a "they said that he said" article in Rolling Stone? The latest report is that the general will arrive at the White House with resignation letter in hand.

Perhaps General McChrystal has been asking the President to answer the Four Essential Questions of Strategy, as stated by Thomas Ricks, author of Fiasco:
  • Who are we?
  • What are we ultimately trying to accomplish?
  • How will we do it?
  • What resources and means will we employ in doing it?

Do we have clear answers to these questions regarding Afghanistan?