Saturday, January 31, 2015

Scorekeeping In Afghanistan

We don't hear much coming out of Afghanistan these days, because there's not much market for the news here.  Some few continue to care and keep up with it.  Even rarer are overview pieces about what is going on now compared to what it was then, and was the whole enterprise worth it?  Rarer still are generally positive pieces that give evidence that we did well and deserve some credit.

Strategy Page has a short piece that offers a type of scorekeeping we are not as used to. When evaluating whether something is a good or bad idea, we should always ask "Compared to what?"

1 comment:

james said...

I thought one necessary condition for winning a war was to figure out what you wanted the war to accomplish, even if it was as simple as "make them stop attacking us for another 10 years."