Video - Rachel Maddow Reveals How She's Against 'Counterinsurgency' In An Interview About Her New Book On American Military Power
Rachel Maddow Reveals How She's Against 'Counterinsurgency' In An Interview About Her New Book On American Military Power
MSNBC host and author Rachel Maddow discusses the American military's Counterinsurgency Field Manual in an interview with University of Miami President Donna E. Shalala on her new book 'Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power'.
She talks about how she was initially ambitious about the counterinsurgency theories before speaking to many military theorists about it. 'It turned me against it', she said after 'realising that actually this is about war forever'. She does, however, praise the Field Manual on its content. 'It's fascinating reading and it's often written beautifully by these very intellectual, very intelligent, deep-thinkers about the military who are thinking about how to build broken societies up in a way that will be safe for the people who live in them.'