Counterinsurgency, the U.S. strategy in Afghanistan, is really complicated, which may be why we've recently sought explanations on how it works from Stephen Colbert, Mark Twain, John Lennon, Transformers 3, and others. But, just in case you're still unclear, a handful of military and South Asia wonks on Twitter have taken it upon themselves to imagine how Cosmopolitan Magazine would explain counterinsurgency, sometimes called COIN. Here's how they say Cosmo would write about COIN, Afghanistan, Pakistan, al-Qaeda, and all the associated issues.
"Five Signs He Thinks You're Going To Leave Him In 2014" #cosmoCOIN
Men are from Mars, drones are from Nellis #cosmoCOIN
"His surprizing first strike fears" #CosmoCOIN
"What secrets is he hiding in his spider hole?" #cosmoCOIN
"Three cups of chardonnay" #CosmoCOIN
"Handguns, Body Armor, and All of Spring's Hottest Accessories!" #cosmoCOIN
Sex and Sadr City #CosmoCOIN
"How to lose 15 taliban commanders in 3 drone strikes or less" #CosmoCOIN
"Kevlar: OK After Labor Day? Our Experts Weigh In" #CosmoCOIN
"What he's really thinking the first time you bomb his village" #CosmoCOIN
"Five Secrets to Mind-Blowing Strategic Communications" #CosmoCOIN
"5 signs he thinks you're the Great Satan" #cosmoCOIN
PSYOP: Is your partner playing mind games? #cosmoCOIN
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