You Had ONE Job: The U.S. Military’s Epic Fail

by Brendan B. McBreen

During the fall of Afghanistan, a former U.S. combat advisor looks back on the
inadequate U.S. effort to build the Afghan National Army.

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The Maneuverist

“Notes for Advisors” summarize key texts on the challenges of training a foreign army:

Advice and Support

A Bright Shining Lie

Bureaucracy Does Its Thing

FM 3-24 Counterinsurgency

The Betrayal

Eating Soup With a Knife