What is it a police problem, and what is it a military problem? Musings as the war in Afghanistan (finally) winds down

I think that there is a difference between the nature of policing and the military rooted in the nature of legitimacy and emotions, specifically the emotion of fear.

But does the US government in fighting in Afghanistan really understand this too?  See the discussion at CurrentIntelligence.net, where I posted “Differentiating Between Police and Military Action.”  Find out what terrorists like Timothy McVeigh, Eric Rudolph, the DC sniper, and the Unabomber all have in common. Or more to the point, find out why the US government dealt with them differently than they did with the threat of Al Qaeda.