Counterinsurgency Manual

pegasus

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The Pentagon posted a new Counterinsurgency Manual today:

Manual-pdf

The new Counterinsurgency manual begins with a quote from a Special Forces Officer in Iraq, 2005: "Counterinsurgency is not just thinking man's warfare -- it is the graduate level of war."
 

pardus

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Interesting.

I was looking to see if there were any outside (foreign) references etc... in this, the only one I found was Gen Thompson's (of malaya fame) from 1966.

I think this may be a bit narrow minded, considering counterinsurgency was mastered by commonwealth forces way back in the 50's.
You cant beat experience. :2c:

Now thats not to say, our knowledge is the be all and end all, it certainly isnt.
This is a new fight, new geography, new enemy etc... requireing new policys etc... like all COIN ops, But the basic rules are the same.
 
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