THE AFGHAN WAR
Thursday, 2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Moderator: John Coffey
This course examines various aspects of the war in Afghanistan. Each
topic has designated readings, which participants must read and come
prepared to discuss thoughtfully. This is a discussion seminar. The
moderator will not lecture, but rather lead discussion with questions
and offer comments as appropriate. This course offers no facile
answers; its purpose is to illuminate the complexity and difficulty of
issues such as this. Participants will receive the readings prior to
the beginning of the course. Class limit: 25.
Douglas MacGregor (Ret.), “Refusing Battle: The
Alternative to Persistent Warfare,” Armed
instructor: John Coffey received his Ph.D. in
history from Stanford University and taught for 20 years before
years in government, retiring from the State Department in 2005.
He has published widely in foreign and