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COIN

Journal Article | January 24, 2012 08:46 PM | Comments(5)

Pierce and Zanol offer a concept for maneuver in n-dimensional terrain.  Does this provide the conceptual basis to combat "wicked" problems?

Victorian Fontan traces one Iraqi's journey through insurgency and his violent end at Carl Prine's LOD.

Journal Article | February 2, 2012 05:58 AM | Comments(1)

F3EA and D3A are great for what they do – but a flexible plan across all echelons for all planners may be a way to go, especially in a military where manpower could be severely limited in the...

Journal Article | February 2, 2012 09:03 PM | Comments(8)

Brad Fultz offers a qualitative tool to help commanders understand actors in their area of operations through a lens of locally defined legitimacy.

Blog post | February 4, 2012 07:43 PM | Comments(2)

As conventional forces draw down, special operations forces will step up to a more central role in hunting terrorists and training partners.

Blog post | February 5, 2012 09:14 AM | Comments(7)

Bing West argues that COIN as nation-building should not be a military mission at World Politics Review.

Sunday's New York Times Magazine takes a look at the hard gains being won to buy breathing room for transition to Afghan forces.

Journal Article | February 6, 2012 04:22 AM | Comments(38)

Octavian Manea offers an interview with John Nagl who opines that "the savage wars of peace are still going to have an interest in us."

Journal Article | February 7, 2012 02:21 PM | Comments(1)

Niels Vistisen argues that the command structure and focus in Afghanistan results in a missing operational level.

Journal Article | February 10, 2012 02:31 AM | Comments(8)

Alex Verschoor-Kirss provides an interesting look at a case of cultural insurgency: the Estonian Forest Brothers movement.