Podcast: Talking COIN with the folks from the Army Irregular Warfare Center

July 29, 2013

I recently sat down with Lieutenant Colonel Brian A. Payne and David Kasten of the U.S. Army Irregular Warfare Center (AIWC) at the Jefferson Hotel bar here in Washington, DC.  This is part one of that conversation.  Brian is the Director of AWIC and David is its Chief of Interagency Coordination.

Our guests show that irregular warfare was a dominant feature of American wars long before 9/11. It was a really fascinating conversation full of thoughtful analysis and war stories – over drinks of course. We hear everything from Brian’s tactical response to a village band in Haiti to David not joining the French Foreign Legion and becoming a sniper instead.


Needless to say, none of the views expressed by Brian and David represent the opinions of the U.S. Army, Department of Defense, or any part of the U.S. government.