Small Wars Journal

Counterinsurgency Scorecard

Counterinsurgency Scorecard Says Afghan War Could Go Either Way by Nancy Montgomery, Stars and Stripes. BLUF:

“A Rand study of 30 insurgencies worldwide between 1978 and 2008 concluded that there are 15 good practices and 12 bad practices in all counterinsurgencies, and if you want to win, you have to do more good than bad… Sizing up Afghanistan, and deciding which good and bad factors were present, was done earlier this year by some 13 emailing experts - military officers with recent deployments, authors of recent books or reports on Afghanistan and editors of Small Wars Journal.”