In the interest of space and my own feeble fingers reformatting it to a blog-friendly format, I’m going to post a paper sent to me Joshua J. Novak. Because it’s lengthy, but still worth considering, I’m going to borrow the Small Wars Journal format and post an intro here, along with Joshua’s bio, and a link to download the PDF. I’m sure he’d love to see comments, below.
This paper discusses and recommends actions that must be taken now to prepare Afghanistan for the 2011 Post Surge Realities. The concept is to radically reformat US support and AfPak response to the wide spread insurgency that current envelops both countries. The outcome of this reformation will be stronger AfPak governments and the marginalization of the Taliban Haqqani Insurgency. Key goals are accomplished using dramatically smaller resources, and paring this is a strong ideological counter Jihad undertaken by the Afghans and Pakistanis themselves.
Former Intelligence Officer and US Army Advisor in El Salvador, he has a wide range of long term relationships with Key Tribal and former Anti Soviet Mujaheddin leaders. Key friendships include the family of Shaheed Abdul Haq and Haji Quadeer, as well as staff members in the Abdullah Campaign. Has spent long visits in country but never in an official capacity and most importantly only as Friend of Afghanistan. Mr. Novak advocates a dramatic change in strategy and tactics of which many are included in this paper.