The COINdinistas - Thomas E. Ricks, Foreign Policy.
Who knows everything there is to know and more about counterinsurgency and its current role in U.S. military strategy? These guys.
Pushed and prodded by a wonky group of Ph.D.s, the U.S. military has in the last year decisively embraced a Big Idea: counterinsurgency. Not everyone in uniform is a fan, but David Petraeus and the other generals in charge of America's wars are solidly behind it. Here are the brains behind counterinsurgency's rise from forgotten doctrine to the centerpiece of the world's most powerful military..
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