Kelley B. Vlahos


Featured columnist Kelley B. Vlahos discusses the waning popularity of COIN strategy even among its strongest former proponents, the return of heavy air strikes and conventional warfare tactics in Afghanistan, the limited effectiveness of backroom negotiations with the Taliban due to missing key players, the increasingly difficult search for a face-saving exit strategy from Afghanistan and the liberal interventionist Democrats who dream of exporting freedom and democracy via military might across the world.

MP3 here. (19:36)

Kelley Beaucar Vlahos, a Washington, D.C.-based freelance writer, is a longtime political reporter for, a contributing editor at The American Conservative magazine and featured columnist. She is also a Washington correspondent for Homeland Security Today magazine.

3 thoughts on “Kelley B. Vlahos”

  1. If you believe Woodward's Obama's Wars, O was against COIN for almost the whole time of the "study," but the U.S. military kept doing end runs around him.

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