CBS News's David Martin gives an American soldier his due: "The first glimmerings of the awakening can be traced to one American soldier. Army Capt. Travis Patriquin. Remember the name."
I read about CPT Patriquin and his famous Powerpoint presentation on the mil-blogs when he was killed. CPT Patriquin's friend (now) MAJ Chad Pillai wrote a tribute at Small Wars Journal. Another tribute by (now) LT David Pyle. I should check out this book about him.