May 30, 2011

ANARCHY on the Pakistan border. “To truly weigh the success of the operation you have to look at the overall costs and opportunity costs of the operation. For 10 days Anarchy, Cherokee and Dog were not operating in their normal areas providing security to the population, reinforcing relationships with key leaders or developing informants. Anarchy Troop alone burned through hundreds of gallons of diesel fuel that costs around $200 to get from the wholesale spot market to southern Spera District. Was Oqab Bahar the best use of man hours and resources? It is more than a merely academic question, it is the most important question for the leaders of CJTF 101 to ask themselves.”