Small Wars Journal

From Trinquier and Galula to Petraeus

Tue, 11/23/2010 - 10:30am
From Trinquier and Galula to Petraeus: The French Legacy in U.S. Counterinsurgency Doctrine may be downloaded here. This document is a product of France's Centre de Doctrine d' Emploi des Forces. A brief excerpt follows: "In the U.S., the reputation enjoyed by the French specialist David Galula and the interest aroused by his Australian continuator David Kilcullen show an actual renewed attention for a comprehensive variant of counterinsurgency encompassing cultural, political, economic and social factors. U.S. General David Petraeus has strongly supported the adaptation of this idea to the Iraqi and Afghan theaters."

Hat tip to Paula Broadwell.