Jury Duty and COIN
I’m working on a longer post on “what jury duty can teach you about counter-insurgency.” It revolves around the following observation: prosecutors believe about 50 people witnessed the “urban gun battle” at the heart of the case I sat for; *3* eyewitnesses ultimately testified, all of whom had to be relocated due to concerns expressed about their safety. The long arm of the law doesn’t even extend the five miles from the US Capitol to Anacostia. Something to think about when establishing the “rule of law” in Kandahar and Kabul.
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