Why “Befuddled”?

Jury Duty and COIN

NPR Had a Counterinsurgency Debate and All I Got Was This Lousy T-Shirt

NPR’ Morning Edition calls. John Nagl the disciple of COIN’s Jesus, GEN David Petraeus.

John Nagl on ‘Daily Show’

LTC John Nagl, author of How to Eat Soup With a Knife appears on “The Daily Show” with Jon Stewart explaining Counterinsurgency doctrine. Stewart’s reaction to “Be polite – Be professional – Be prepared to Kill” is priceless.


NYT Magazine has an illuminating piece entitled, “Professor Nagl’s War.” It’s especially interesting to me because I knew John Nagl when he was an 18-year-old cadet on the West Point debate team. He was a very impressive fellow then and has certainly gone on to do well for himself.