Military Review English Edition September-October 2014 - Page 52

Afghanistan Endgame Lessons from Cambodia 1973-1975 Lt. Col. Kevin D. Stringer, U.S. Army Reserve Lt. Col. Kevin D. Stringer, U.S. Army Reserve, is a Fellow at the Center for the Study of Civil-Military Operations, West Point, and an adjunct faculty member at the Joint Special Operations University. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Zurich and an M.A. from Boston University and is a graduate of the U.S. Army War College Defense Strategy Course. U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Nathaniel Young (standing), a military intelligence advisor, conducts an after-action review following low-level voice intercept training with Afghan National Army soldiers near Forward Operating Base Lightning, Paktia Province, Afghanistan, 9 December 2012. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Aaron Ricca, 115th Mobile History has limitations as a guiding signpost, however, for although it can show us the right direction, it does not give detailed information about the road conditions. But its negative value as a warning sign is more definite. History can show us what to avoid, even if it does not teach us what to do by showing the most common mistakes that mankind is apt to make and to repeat. Public Affairs Detachment) –Sir Basil Henry Liddell Hart 50 September-October 2014  MILITARY REVIEW