Insurgency Update

INSURGENCY UPDATE….Last month I suggested that the success rate of big foreign armies fighting local insurgents was pretty low in the post-WWII era. It seemed like bad news for our effort in Iraq.

Today, David Adesnik points to a pair of professors from Dartmouth who make the same case, but says they’re missing a key element: none of the failures involved democracy promotion while both of the successes did. Read and decide.