Nagl on The World
Lieutenant Colonel John A. Nagl was interviewed Monday on The World to talk about the new U.S. strategy for fighting the insurgency in Iraq, which involves arming and supporting Sunni’s who, at one time, were themselves insurgents. Nagl spoke to the issue from the historical perspective of his book Learning to Eat Soup with a Knife: Counterinsurgency Lessons from Malaya and Vietnam.
Nagl also co-authored and contributed a foreword to our edition of The U.S. Army/Marine Corps Counterinsurgency Field Manual, which will be published on July 4. Additionally, Nagl has written a foreword to a little book we plucked out of the archives of the U.S. Army and will publish a little later this summer, Instructions for American Servicemen in Iraq during World War II.
Read the new preface to Learning to Eat Soup with a Knife.
Updated: Read “Paradoxes of Counterinsurgency Operations” and Nagl’s foreword to The U.S. Army/Marine Corps Counterinsurgency Field Manual.