Matthew Hoh, Director of the Afghanistan Study Group, discusses the circumstances that promted his resignation as a U.S. Foreign Service Officer in Afghanistan, the changing establishment consensus that is increasingly at odds with Afghanistan policy and the fact that – despite the hype about Gen. Petraeus’s strategy refresh – COIN doctrine has been in effect since 2005.
MP3 here. (18:55)
Matthew Hoh is the Director of the Afghanistan Study Group, a collection of foreign and public policy experts and professionals advocating for a change in US strategy in Afghanistan. Matthew has served with the US Marine Corps in Iraq and on US Embassy teams in both Afghanistan and Iraq. He resides in Arlington, VA.