If you have read or are reading Shadow Warfare, you know we deal with both the Phoenix project in Vietnam and even more deeply with Operation Condor in the Southern Cone of South America. With all the focus on other geographies in contemporary events, that history seems to have been largely forgotten. However as insights into counter insurgency – what works and what doesn’t – they are some of the best checkpoints we have. Those experiences are critical to understanding what may happen in Africa and the Middle East in regard to the insurgencies, Boko Harum or ISIS, evolving there. While ISIS is inherently barbaric, its also important to see how broader insurgencies can be forced into that mold by the sort of tactics that emerged under Condor.
If you have are are reading about Condor, you should find the new material below an educational, if depressing complement: