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LEARNING THE WRONG LESSONS : WHERE DOES THE AIR FORCE GO FROM HERE?  

The new Defense Strategic guidance clearly shifts the emphasis of military force structure planning from large-scale counter-insurgency operations (COIN) to high-end deterrence. However, the guidance is also clear about the need to maintain presence and influence, and to do so with smaller ...Read more >

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A TRADITION THAT NEVER WAS CRITIQUING THE CRITIQUE OF BRITISH COIN  

In recent years a number of commentators have posited that the British reputation for conducting small wars has suffered in the wake of setbacks in Iraq and Afghanistan. The argument here contests whether such a tradition can be truly said to have ever existed. A close examination of this supposed tradition reveals itself to be highly elusive. Rarely has a facility for counterinsurgency or small war ever been claimed by the British armed forces ...Read more >

12 Pages
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BULL IN A CHINA SHOP : ATTACK AVIATION AND THE COIN BATTLEFIELD  

The debate over how to best employ forces in a COIN environment continues to flourish in the Armys professional military journals. However, little mention is made of the employment of attack aircraft in these operations even though attack aviation is ubiquitous on the ...Read more >

9 Pages
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CHALLENGES FOR THIS KIND OF WAR : MODIFYING ARMY AWARDS FOR A NEW CENTURY OF CONFLICT  

The United States Army continues to execute counterinsurgency operations in support of the Global War on Terror in Afghanistan. However, inculcating a counterinsurgency ethos into the Army continues to be a challenge. The Armys reward system, which drives individual motivation and reflects corporate values, plays a much-overlooked role in this ...Read more >

77 Pages
1.62 MB
THE SIZE OF OPERATIONAL STAFFS : LESS MAY BE MORE  

Is there a better way to organize staffs in operational headquarters based on their roles? Following 9/11 in the ensuing Global War on Terror, the sizes of divisions and corps serving as operational headquarters have doubled and tripled, ...Read more >

53 Pages
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CASEBOOK ON INSURGENCY AND REVOLUTIONARY WARFARE: 23 SUMMARY ACCOUNTS  

This casebook provides summary descriptive accounts of 23 revolutions that have occurred in seven geographic areas of the world, mostly since World War II. Each revolution is described in terms of the environment in which it occurred the form of the revolutionary movement itself, and the results which were ...Read more >

595 Pages
21.06 MB
CASEBOOK ON INSURGENCY AND REVOLUTIONARY WARFARE, VOLUME II  

In 1962, the Special Operations Research Office (SORO) published the first Casebook on Insurgency and Revolutionary Warfare. The volume was written under contract to the US Army, which funded a number of social science projects at SORO and similar ...Read more >

888 Pages
14.22 MB
COUNTERING INSURGENCY IN SOUTH ASIA: THREE APPROACHES  

The challenge of counter-insurgency (COIN) is urgent for the security and stability in South Asia. Pakistan, Afghanistan and India have been grappling with insurgency with mixed and gradual success. This paper offers three different approaches to the study of COIN in South Asia, contrasting ISAF-led efforts to tackle the Taliban in Afghanistan, with the Pakistani and Indian experiences to deal with local insurgencies, including in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and Jammu and ...Read more >

21 Pages
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CONDUCT OF JUNIOR LEADERS IN COUNTER INSURGENCY OPERATIONS A DECISIVE FACTOR  By Brigadier PS Mann, SM, VSM (Retd)*

Junior leaders are the mainstay of the Indian Army (IA) and have time and again turned the tide against heavy odds owing to their superior training, high level of motivation, grit and extreme sacrifice. They have been greatly responsible for achieving victory in many a battle which has changed the course of ...Read more >

4 Pages
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HELP WANTED  By Kristin M. Bakke

How do so-called transnational insurgents, or foreign fghters, shape domestic struggles? In particular,how do they shape the domestic insurgents ...Read more >

38 Pages
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AMERICAN COUNTERINSURGENCY DOCTRINE AND EI SALVADOR  By Benjamin C.Schwarz

This report assesses the political and social dimensions of American counterinsugency policy in EI Salvador, the site of the ...Read more >

128 Pages
5.48 MB
PRELIMINARY BASICS FOR THE ROLE OF LAND FORCES IN COUNTERINSURGENCY  

The military role in establishing security and state order in crisis areas involves an interagency strategy which must be planned and implemented by the Armed Forces as a ...Read more >

58 Pages
2.32 MB
THE FUTURE OF INSURGENCY  

What are key historical trends in insurgencies? And what do these finding suggest about the future of insurgency?We examine four aspects: causes of insurgency, outside support, strategies, and ...Read more >

26 Pages
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A PENNY FOR YOUR THOUGHTS, A NICKEL FOR YOUR HEART : BUYING POPULAR SUPPORT FOR COUNTERINSURGENCY  By Justin Gorkowski

Complex operations encompass stability, security, transition and reconstruction, and counterinsurgency operations and operations consisting of irregular ...Read more >

36 Pages
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ALGERIA AND MALAYA : A TALE OF TWO DISTINCT AND DRAMATICALLY DIFFERENT COUNTERINSURGENCY CAMPAIGNS  By Daniel T. Canfield

This article compares the British handling of the Malayan Emergency (1948-1960) with that of the French in Algeria (1954-1962). It analyzes and evaluates the aforementioned government responses with respect to four categories of analysis: environment, organization and cohesion, foreign patronage, and ...Read more >

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