US Army Irregular Warfare Fusion Center Webcast

The US Army Irregular Warfare Fusion Center will host LTC Brian Payne for a webcast 13 September. LTC Payne, the Deputy Director of the Army IW Fusion Center, will provide details of the progress made on revising FM 3-24 Counterinsurgency. Since the revision conference conducted last May, the writing team has considered hundreds of responses and input from the field and participated in a senior Army/Marine Corps and civilian leader panel.  LTC Payne will provide information about content and way-ahead in preparation for release for staffing.

LTC Payne recently commanded 1-5 Infantry Battalion (1-25 Stryker Brigade) and deployed to Panjway and Dand Districts, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan for 12 months.

This brief is this Thursday, 13 September 2012 at 1000 CDT (1100 EDT,15:00 ZULU).

Those interested in attending may view the meeting online at https://connect.dco.dod.mil/coinweb and participate via Defense Connect Online (DCO) as a guest. Remote attendees will be able to ask questions and view the slides through the software.

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Marine Corps and Army writers are currently collaborating on the revision of the dual service COIN manual in an effort to ensure the manual is more applicable to the future efforts at influencing and countering insurgencies, incorportating many of the lessons learned of OIF and OEF as well as ensuring it is more readable. Effort is to focus on insurgencies first then address methods of countering and influencing them.