David J. Osinski Osinski is a graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, The U.S. Air
Force Air War College, the Joint Military Intelligence College’s Post Graduate Intelligence
Program, and earned an MBA and BBA in International Business from the University of
He retired from USAID following tours in Khartoum, Nairobi and East and
Southern Africa, and Antananarivo. He subsequently joined the Department of State and
retired from Sana’a, Yemen to join the United Nations High Commission for Refugees,
Colonel Osinski retired from the 322nd Civil Affairs Brigade, Fort Shafter
Flats, HI. He has served in a civilian capacity in Baghdad and two tours in Afghanistan. Mr.
Osinski has also lectured in International Trade, Business Economics, Management and
Macro-Economics at the University of Toledo, Simon Fraser University, Western
Washington University and Chapman College. Currently, U.S. Africa Command — Strategy
Development, Doctrine, Interagency Planning, based in Stuttgart, Germany.
2010 0-7734-3725-8 This work pieces together an understanding of the Afghanistan War, primarily through the principle author’s knowledge and writings, secondarily through relevant books and articles by other authors. The goal is to provide a “primer” that individuals with little understanding of this region can use to educate themselves on the real issues of the War, issues that are rarely spoken about in the filtered politicized Western media. This book will be of value to young soldiers or diplomats being deployed for the first time to this region of the world.