Three cups of bitter tea?

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April 27, 2011
The Boston Globe
by HDS Greenway  
Posted in Commentary, PND Commentary

"Amid the war and futility of America’s efforts in Afghanistan and Pakistan, Greg Mortenson and David Relin’s book 'Three Cups of Tea' gave us something admirable, something to be emulated. The book about building schools in Afghanistan and Pakistan filled a deep need in the American psyche — to be, and be seen as, doing good, even in the midst of war. ... It was also embraced by the US military, by ambitious young officers as well as senior commanders. Building schools is an acceptable form of soft power, the hearts-and-minds-winning side of COIN, the counter-insurgency doctrine." (04/26/11)

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