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Can the Counterinsurgency Doctrine Be Saved?
November 03, 2015
Can the Counterinsurgency Doctrine Be Saved?
After failures in Afghanistan and Iraq, it's time for a new understanding of counterinsurgency.
Can the Counterinsurgency Doctrine Be Saved?
4 Tenets of Fighting Insurgents
July 27, 2013
4 Tenets of Fighting Insurgents
“If you want excellent generals, admirals, and senior enlisted tomorrow, then, loosen the reins today.”
4 Tenets of Fighting Insurgents
The Insurgents’ Head Game
July 22, 2013
The Insurgents’ Head Game
Weak actors prevail in conflict by convincing the strong of what they can’t do-namely, win.
The Insurgents’ Head Game
The Insurgent’s Playbook: Start Cumulative, Go Sequential
May 18, 2013
The Insurgent’s Playbook: Start Cumulative, Go Sequential
A weak combatant cuts a stronger adversary down in size, while amassing the wherewithal to prevail.
The Insurgent’s Playbook: Start Cumulative, Go Sequential
Japan's COIN Experience
January 11, 2013
Japan's COIN Experience
Japan’s World War II experience with counterinsurgency or COIN is a horrific tale that offers painful historical lessons.
Japan's COIN Experience
Afghanistan's
October 02, 2012
Afghanistan's "Green on Blue" Nightmare
Attacks on coalition troops by members of Afghan security forces endanger partnering programs and point to grave cultural misunderstandings.
Afghanistan's "Green on Blue" Nightmare
The COIN Fallacy
December 12, 2011
The COIN Fallacy
Counterinsurgency is increasingly being seen as a failure in Afghanistan. Was it flawed from the start?
The COIN Fallacy
Counterinsurgency
September 09, 2010
Counterinsurgency
The Diplomat hears from counterinsurgency specialist David Kilcullen about the war in Afghanistan and the theory of COIN
Counterinsurgency
Why West Lost Afghan War
July 01, 2010
Why West Lost Afghan War
The former head of the CIA’s bin Laden unit says the US-led coalition has already lost the war in Afghanistan. A shake-up in military leadership won’t change that.
Why West Lost Afghan War
What COIN Teaches Thailand
June 25, 2010
What COIN Teaches Thailand
The Thai Red Shirts have the hallmarks of an insurgency. Does a book written by David Petraeus show how to resolve the issue?
What COIN Teaches Thailand
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