Posted by: Christian | October 22, 2009

The Political Officer’s Advice for Armies Campaigning in the Pashtun Heartland

Found this video on The Carr Center’s Afghanistan & Pakistan program page:

Michael Semple. September 15, 2009. “Talking Helmand” – the Political Officer’s advice for armies campaigning in the Pashtoon heartland.

It’s a 3 minute video that provides all the info you need on Helmand. OK, not really. It’s 90 minutes:


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  1. This guy has gone a little native hasn’t he?

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