At West Point, Asking if a War Doctrine Was Worth It

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At a critical moment in American military history, the faculty at West Point is deep in its own existential debate. Narrowly, the argument is whether the counterinsurgency strategy used in Iraq and Afghanistan -- the troop-heavy, time-intensive, expensive doctrine of trying to win over the locals by building roads, schools and government -- is dead.

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