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McChrystal identifies lessons learned

3rd March 2014 - 15:56 GMT | by Andrew White in London


The former commander of NATO’s International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) and US Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), Stanley McChrystal, today identified a series of critical tenets regarding recent operations in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Addressing RUSI members in London on 3rd March, McChrystal highlighted a series of lessons learned in both operational theatres and stressed how coalition forces ‘didn’t do as well as we could have’.

First, he discussed the importance of theatre-specific situational awareness, describing how initial efforts to rid Afghanistan and Iraq of Al-Qaeda and Saddam Hussein respectively, had morphed into different mission sets.

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Andrew White


Andrew White

Andrew is a former editor of Digital Battlespace and Unmanned Vehicles magazines. Andrew joined Shephard …

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