Posts Tagged: Counterinsurgency
It's time to relegate the bankrupt counterinsurgency doctrine into the “dustbin of history.”
Counterinsurgency can mean whatever you want it to mean.
No amount of expensive innovation in arms can provide for a sustainable counterinsurgency operation.
No individual code of conduct will bring about the huge changes in Afghanistan that are necessary for counterinsurgency to be effective.
Afghanistan holds a mirror up to the United States of our misconceptions.
Why not hold Gen. Petraeus's performance in Afghanistan to the standards of his seminal work on counterinsurgency, Field Manual 3-24?
In its fight against the Taliban, the Pakistani government is battling a creature of its own making.
As long as the social and economic conditions remain along with 138,000 U.S. troops, there will be a movement in Iraq and throughout the Arab world that will oppose the U.S., and the spectrum of that opposition will be one that includes those who commit acts of terrorism.