Mali and Islamic Extremism: Applying Lessons Learned from Afghanistan
Journal Article - Open Access
UNITED STATES AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT WASHINGTON DC WASHINGTON DC
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More than eight years into the war in Afghanistan, military leaders realized that they had been approaching the problems of Islamic extremism the wrong way. Despite staggering similarities leading to the rise of Islamic extremism in Mali, military tactics have mirrored those used early in Operation Enduring Freedom. The lessons learned from Afghanistan need to be applied to the growing problem of Islamic extremism in Mali enemy-centric operations alone will not garner long-term military success or lasting stability. This article addresses the similar contexts between the two countries and how lessons from Afghanistan can be applied to Mali to improve chances for lasting stability.
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