Does the Afghan War Need A CEO?

Debating Unity of Command in Afghanistan and Beyond

The Case for a Wartime Chief Executive Officer
Fixing the Interagency Quagmire in Afghanistan

Randy George and Dante Paradiso
No matter the strategy the Obama administration ultimately chooses in Afghanistan, the U.S. mission there would be well-served by vesting command authority in one individual: a U.S. Chief Executive Officer for the war effort.

Unity's Limits
Why Unity of Command Won't Work in Afghanistan

James Dobbins
Even at some short-term cost in efficiency, the United States should not abandon its strong tradition of civilian control over the military for unity of command.