Fracturing the jihad
A. Jacksonian offers an extensive commentary on Ray Robison's article today on the signs of fracture with the johad in Afghanistan/Pakistan and Iraq. The commentary is lengthy and rich with links to detailed information on the people and issues Ray covers.
To get a multi-prong, coherent approach to the political, social, and ethnic atmospheres of Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan requires a lot of actual on-the-ground knowledge and in some depth so as to figure out the best way to approach each area. That is not descriptive of the CIA's HUMINT capability nor of the State Dept., but is highly descriptive of all the Special Forces and Elite Forces sent over to these places by Coalition Nations. Lets take a quick look at the instances that Mr. Robison cites and see what they would entail. Thus the posited concept and its follow-ons.