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Insurgent and soldier: two views on Iraq fight

When a conventional army is forced to fight an antiguerrilla warfare campaign, it can be “messy and slow, like eating soup with a knife.” So said T.E. Lawrence, better known as Lawrence of Arabia, the British Army officer who led the Arab revolt against the Turks in World War I. For Maj. John Nagl, never was a truer word spoken. He even adapted the quote as the subtitle for his doctoral thesis, “Counterinsurgency Lessons From Malaya and Vietnam,” published two years ago.Full Story

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