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COUNTERGUERRILLA OPERATIONS  

This chapter discusses the type of activity that is characteristic of an insurgency. A general overview of insurgency is provided to introduce the planner of counterguerrilla operations to the insurgent. The host government’s method to defeat the insurgency is discussed, as is the difference between counterinsurgency and counterguerrilla operations. The methods of response by United States (US) forces, and the general doctrine for their use, are also ...Read more >

257 Pages
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GREAT POWER COUNTERINSURGENCY : SMALL WARS AND SPECIAL OPERATIONS  

Army’s most decorated officer, General Jacques de Bollardiére, confronts Colonel Massu over orders institutionalizing torture, as “an unleashing of deplorable instincts which no longer knew any ...Read more >

22 Pages
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A COUNTERINSURGENTS GUIDEBOOK : COUNTERINSURGENCY TRAINING CENTER AFGHANISTAN  

The purpose of The Counterinsurgent’s Guidebook is to provide a common language and framework for current and future counterinsurgents, as well as provide a structured cognitive process—and supporting implementation tools—whereby counterinsurgents can translate existing counterinsurgency (COIN) doctrine and theory into practical application at the operational and tactical ...Read more >

46 Pages
1.71 MB
A MODEL FOR POPULATION-CENTERED WARFARE : A CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK FOR ANALYZING AND UNDERSTANDING THE THEORY AND PRACTICE OF INSURGENCY AND COUNTERINSURGENCY  

The nature of counterinsurgency, or unconventional warfare, differs from conventional warfare in a very important way: the population is the center of gravity. We say this, but what does it mean? How does it change operations? How do we implement this idea? Many of our military leaders are still trying to answer these questions. Our military has a predisposition to focus on enemy forces and capabilities and the confrontation between friendly and enemy forces, with little emphasis on the social ...Read more >

20 Pages
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U.S. GOVERNMENT COUNTERINSURGENCY GUIDE  

Insurgency is the organized use of subversion and violence to seize, nullify or challenge political control of a region. As such, it is primarily a political struggle, in which both sides use armed force to create space for their political, economic and influence activities to be effective. Insurgency is not always conducted by a single group with a centralized, military-style command structure, but may involve a complex matrix of different actors with various aims, loosely connected in ...Read more >

67 Pages
2.75 MB
A QUESTION OF COMMAND : COUNTERINSURGENCY FROM THE CIVIL WAR TO IRAQ  

Contending that insurgency is at its core a power struggle between competing elites, Moyar makes the case that the side that marshals better leadership, as defined by ten essential traits of commanders for COIN, will emerge ...Read more >

4 Pages
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OVERDUE BILL : INTEGRATING COUNTERINSURGENCY INTO ARMY PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION  

In the eight years since the invasion of Afghanistan, the U.S. Army has failed to integrate counterinsurgency (COIN)1 into Professional Military Education (PME). Counterinsurgency instruction remains uneven in quantity and quality throughout Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) institutions, which have failed to define standards, competencies and outcomes for COIN ...Read more >

6 Pages
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REVISITING COUNTERINSURGENCY : A MANOEUVRIST RESPONSE TO THE WAR ON TERROR FOR THE  

The paper addresses an emerging awareness of counterinsurgency in the Australian context. This work also is cautionary; arguing that the Army and the wider Australian Defence Force (ADF) needs more careful thought on doctrine, appropriate training and associated operational ...Read more >

97 Pages
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THE EVOLUTION OF BRITISH COIN  

At the heart of any counter-insurgency (COIN) campaign lies one basic requirement – the population of the territory concerned should form the perception that the government offers a better deal than do the insurgents. In this perception, security of the person and of property, and the establishment of the rule of law, are paramount ...Read more >

20 Pages
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STATE OF THE INSURGENCY  

Provide an overview of the current capacity, capabilities and intentions of the insurgency in Afghanistan and ...Read more >

23 Pages
1.83 MB
ART OF WAR PAPERS : PROTECTING, ISOLATING AND CONTROLLING BEHAVIOR POPULATION AND RESOURCE CONTROL MEASURES IN COUNTERINSURGENCY CAMPAIGNS  

The classical counterinsurgency theorists emphasize that it is necessary for the government to gain and maintain control of the population in order to defeat the insurgency. They describe population and resource control measures as a means of doing so. However, some contemporary writers have questioned the legitimacy of such tactics and doubt that they can be employed effectively in modern ...Read more >

292 Pages
1.45 MB
REVOLUTION IN MILITARY AFFAIRS AND COUNTERINSURGENCY IN INDIA  

The intensity and numbers of national security threats have increased manifold demanding greater engagement of Indian Army in counterinsurgency/sub conventional operations. Information and communicatoin technology has penetrated almost all the walks of life and military is no exception to it.ICT has initiated Revolution in Military Affairs which has become a buzzword in the military literature during last two to three decades. RMA is essentially related with military capabilities build up ...Read more >

85 Pages
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HEART AS A WEAPON : A FRESH APPROACH TO THE CONCEPT OF HEARTS AND MINDS  

Discontent against the state and its expression has often been seen by governments as a challenge to authority. While a small minority has usually taken up arms in an insurgency, large segments of the population supporting them are also considered suspect through complicity, irrespective of the nature and extent of support. Unlike the practice of the Indian army, armies elsewhere sometimes crush the opposition with ruthless application of force, both for achieving immediate aims as also ...Read more >

9 Pages
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CENTRE FOR LAND WARFARE STUDIES (CLAWS)ANNUAL WORKSHOP ON COUNTER INSURGENCY : A PERENNIAL THREAT 28-30 SEPTEMBER 2011  

Indian Army is engaged in addressing all the security issues. However, with regard to insurgency/ terrorism in India there is an ambiguity. In case of J&K the internal dissent is being encouraged from Pakistan and the insurgency has a high element of external support. The socio-political problems and forceful coercion in the North East have become a way of life. The socio-economic issues predominate in the North Eastern region where the anti-national content is more prominent. In these areas, ...Read more >

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