Thomas H. Johnson

Thomas H. Johnson

Thomas H. Johnson is a Research Professor of the National Security Affairs Department at the Naval Postgraduate School (Monterey, California) as well the Director of the Program for Culture & Conflict Studies. For three decades, Professor Johnson has conducted research and written on Afghanistan and South Asia. In 2008-9 he served as the Senior Political and Counterinsurgency Advisor to the Commander (General Jon Vance) of Canadian Afghan Task Force stationed in Kandahar, Afghanistan. He is the author of best-selling book “Taliban Narratives: The Uses and Power of Stories in the Afghanistan Conflict.”

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How America Lost Afghanistan

How America Lost Afghanistan

Over its 10 years of aiding the mujahedeen, the U.S. learned nothing about the nuances of Afghanistan’s people, history or culture — a problem that would continue to plague most of our actions for the 20 years the U.S. spent in Afghanistan.

Thomas H. Johnson,
Larry P. Goodson