Mon, Jan 17, 2011 - Page 5 News List

Doctrine, now forgotten, was critical to Gulf War

AFP, WASHINGTON

Cohen sees these wars as a reaffirmation of the Powell Doctrine.

“Perhaps the most important, yet unstated element of the Powell Doctrine was the understanding that open-ended conflicts defined by anti-guerrilla and counterinsurgency operations were rarely in the US national interest,” he wrote in an article for the New America Foundation.

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