Red Teaming the Taliban | Small Wars Journal

By Vince Tumminello.

A very interesting paper with a good approach to Red Teaming and the mindset.

The following is a red team exercise that posits requirements for an Afghan Taliban victory in Afghanistan over a 5-year timeline. It is presented in four parts (The Cause, Political Strategy, Military Strategy, External Support) as a cohesive document presented from the Taliban Military Commission to the current leader Mawlawi Haubatullah Akhundzada. This campaign plan was originally drafted to fulfill an academic requirement for Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies, and adapted for Small Wars Journal.