After The Insurgency

by Patrick Appel

Andrew Exum doesn't know what lessons to draw from Sri Lanka:

..if anything, this conflict has shown why the United States and its allies cannot prosecute counterinsurgency campaigns in a firepower-heavy, enemy-centric way. The human cost of this conflict has been horrific, and just before the surrender, calls were mounting for a freeze on international aid to Sri Lanka. An investigation into war crimes also looms.