Christopher D. Kolenda


Christopher D. Kolenda is a retired U.S. Army colonel who served in Afghanistan as a task force commander in 2007-08 and was a senior adviser to three four-star generals. He is the author of the award-winning book Zero-Sum Victory: What We’re Getting Wrong About War.

Articles by Christopher D. Kolenda
In this handout provided by U.S. Central Command Public Affairs, U.S. Air Force personnel load passengers onto a C-17 Globemaster III during evacuation efforts in Kabul on Aug. 24.
In this handout provided by U.S. Central Command Public Affairs, U.S. Air Force personnel load passengers onto a C-17 Globemaster III during evacuation efforts in Kabul on Aug. 24.
US Army General John Campbell, commander of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), US Forces Afghanistan, arrives to testify on the situation in Afghanistan during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, February 12, 2015. AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB        (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
US Army General John Campbell, commander of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), US Forces Afghanistan, arrives to testify on the situation in Afghanistan during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, February 12, 2015. AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
Afghan protesters shout anti-Pakistan slogans during a demonstration in Kandahar on May 7, 2013. The Afghan government on Monday summoned a senior Pakistani diplomat to protest against a second cross-border escalation in days as thousands took to the streets to denounce their eastern neighbour.   AFP PHOTO/JANGIR        (Photo credit should read JANGIR/AFP/Getty Images)
Afghan protesters shout anti-Pakistan slogans during a demonstration in Kandahar on May 7, 2013. The Afghan government on Monday summoned a senior Pakistani diplomat to protest against a second cross-border escalation in days as thousands took to the streets to denounce their eastern neighbour. AFP PHOTO/JANGIR (Photo credit should read JANGIR/AFP/Getty Images)
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