Small Wars Journal

U.S. Government Counterinsurgency Guide

The U.S. Government Counterinsurgency Guide has now been officially posted to the U.S. Department of State offical web page. Organizations involved in the drafting of this document included Department of State, Department of Defense, U.S. Agency for International Development, Department of Justice, Department of The Treasury, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Agriculture, Department of Transportation and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.

The drafting of this Guide was led by the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, Department of State with special thanks to Dr. David Kilcullen, Special Advisor for Counterinsurgency to the Secretary of State, Lieutenant Colonel Matt Porter, U.K. Royal Marines, and Colonel (Ret.) Carlos Burgos, U.S. Army.