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Lt. Colonel John Nagl, author of Learning to Eat Soup With A Knife and and the new Counterinsurgency Field Manual, had a very effective performance on a segment of The Daily Show. Colonel Nagl carried the whole effort off quite deftly.

John Stewart’s show reaches an enormous segment of the American population that only tangentially consumes news media information, More than likely, the viewers were hearing things from Nagl about warfare and Iraq for the first time that have been discussed on blogs and at The SWC for years but have been below the media radar. Certainly, host John Stewart seemed engaged in the topic and impressed.

Hat tip to Dave Dilegge of the The Small Wars Journal.

2 Responses to “”

  1. Adrian Says:

    Jon Stewart seems to impress on pretty much any topic he has to interview on. I think he just schedules silly celebrity interviews until he feels ready to take on the next serious topic.

  2. mark Says:

    Hi Adrian,

    Have you taken any classes with Dan Nexon ?

    Stewart is simply a GenX Jay Leno but I’ll give him props for having Nagl on. Somebody was thinking out of the box that day…..

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