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Marines in Afghanistan take 'The Village' to heart

Publié par Clifford Armion le 01/08/2010

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"Reporting from Helmand Province, Afghanistan - In political terms, any rhetoric linking the Afghan conflict and the Vietnam War is usually meant to be poisonous -- like the charge that Afghanistan has become President Obama's Vietnam. "But for the Marines in this former Taliban stronghold in southern Afghanistan, a book about the war in Vietnam has become a guide for how to wage a counterinsurgency campaign on a small scale. Though the overall U.S. effort in Southeast Asia ultimately failed, the Marines believe that lessons learned there could help in Afghanistan. ""The Village," by Bing West, first published in 1972, is the story of 15 Marines who spend two years in the remote hamlet of Binh Nghia, protecting villagers and joining with local security forces in trying to thwart a violent insurgency." Read on...
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"Marines in Afghanistan take 'The Village' to heart", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), août 2010. Consulté le 18/05/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/marines-in-afghanistan-take-the-village-to-heart