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We obviously need to weigh the potential of achieving our objective to defeat an insurgency with the use of our military or by providing military assistance, and if that potential is low, then why would we commit the military in the first place? The ‘concept’ of legitimacy bears lightly on many insurgent actions. Nation-building is, for the most part, a theory of how we’d like COIN to work.

FM 3-24-2.0? Why US Counterinsurgency Doctrine Needs an Update

If we want to win a war we send the Army. More often, however, it is not enough, as such suppressed populaces are the rich recruiting grounds for those who seek to exploit such grievance for larger ends, and to find willing agents for acts of transnational terrorism.

Occupation shouldn’t have a negative connotation if the cause for the conflict was just. This will continue to evolve, and I am confident that ultimately a great deal of good will come from this process, but that it will not be a simple re-write of the current document.

Admittedly certain groups will always display overlapping tendencies, which makes the naming process harder. Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service.

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This is a look at capturing an understanding of that framework: The articles and other content which appear on the Modern War Institute website are unofficial mwnual of opinion. Some organization concepts from the “Cold War Era” were very well thought out and still have merit today. Classical, Early, and Medieval Plays and Playwrights: I think we’re very weak in operational art when it comes to COIN. Is the problem really the same as it was during the Cold War? Al Qaeda in Iraq was defeated not when the central government was strengthened, but when the sheikhs were co-opted and their young men integrated into -324 police units during the Awakening; this deal-making with mid-level elites and devolution of power is not envisaged by the current COIN doctrine.


This manual is designed to reverse that trend. I think it is used more than a times in the last insurgency-counterinsurgency manual — inconsistently at that. Just as local Sunnis who joined the police in Anbar could easily distinguish a local Iraqi from, say, a Tunisian who was likely to be affiliated with AQI while many Americans struggled to do so, we might employ a messaging team that sounds normal to us, unaware of the shibboleths that loudly proclaim ethnic affiliation to locals.

On the other hand, there is hard empirical evidence that the control of violence and the use of what Jill Hazelton in her PhD termed ‘compellence’ has a strong correlation with COIN success.

The literature and empirical studies of the ‘ Imperial policing’ era do not cite legitimacy. Thus, to suggest that the difficulties that we are now experiencing — re: Is COIN just as applicable in ethnic conflicts as in non-ethnic ones?

You seem to argue that because there have been examples of stable governments that have retained power without the consent of the populace, that stability can be achieved through domination and coercion in the face of an insurgency. Another way to look at it and I think reinforce some of Bob’s comments is that we need to know and understand all the insurgency, counterinsurgency and unconventional warfare theory – past, present, and what is evolving – but when it comes to counterinsurgency we should not be conducting it ourselves but instead know how to advise friends, partners, or allies appropriately as Bob correctly recognizes this is FID.


Nagl and Paradoxes of Counterinsurgency Operations from the first chapter. This is why I’m advocate for developing occupation doctrine. While every case is different, I believe that most cases our policies and laws would prevent us from conducting these operations, and would also force us to withdraw support from those that do operate that aggressively human rights violations.

Why are people fighting in the first place?

The views expressed are those of the authors, and do not reflect the official position counterinsurgeency the United States Military Academy, Department of the Army, or Department of Defense.

Our great nation rivals taking advantage of this situation and doing “containment” much as we did back in the day.

Background to FM 3-24

Jones for posting this. Isn’t that the point of COIN after all? Simply defeat the insurgents? The result of unprecedented collaboration among top U. Dated now, but a great example of practical doctrine, written by experienced soldiers for their mates to use and apply. About Contact News Giving to the Press.

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Further- the audience will most likely be brigade staff all the way down to the squad sergeant- although the original manual, as counterinsurgnecy smart person has said, was written more as a PR piece- so only tweaking may not help the intended audience- I’m not sure.

If asked, I would say produce the new overarching COIN document first, then once that is done, nest under it a practical guide such as the Army is planning that can then focus on that narrow aspect of insurgency that Brigades engage without risking that we somehow imply that that is all countwrinsurgency insurgency is, or the only way to deal with one.

There are not many of these insurgencies today. In fact, I would be fascinated. Some scholars, like Stathis Kalyvas, would argue that there is no fundamental difference between the civil wars of the Cold War and those afterwards. Public Domain Retrieved From:

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