Dr. Thomas A.
Efforts to capture the
lessons of the last two decades – what was once termed the “Global War on
Terrorism” or “the GWOT” – have now been subsumed within a more all-encompassing
attempt to elevate Irregular Warfare (IW) to a position alongside Regular Warfare
(RW) in Professional Military Education (PME).[i] This has led to considerable discussion on how
to proceed. A logical way would be to examine important yet often unknown success
stories whose telling can info...