: Counterinsurgency: FM () (): U.S. Army, Lt. General David Petraeus, Lt. General James F Amos: Books. This field manual/Marine Corps warfighting publication establishes doctrine ( fundamental principles) for military operations in a counterinsurgency (COIN). REVISION OF JOINT PUBLICATION DATED 22 Added discussion on criminal networks within counterinsurgency operations.

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Print Save Cite Email Share. Publications Pages Publications Pages. Most military participants in the US intervention in Iraq would find it hard to describe the course of events without reference to Sunnis, Shiites, and Kurds.

Public Domain Retrieved From: The most pertinent question in a revolutionary war would simply be how to provide the maximum benefit at the lowest cost, but this is obviously wholly inadequate when individual loyalties are influenced more by group identity than by beliefs about government effectiveness.

If, however, we believe that ethnic conflicts are different than non-ethnic ones, then we risk being not only unproductive, but counter-productive.

Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter. Most scholars take a broad view of ethnicity as being based on certain ascriptive characteristics like language, race, or religion: Disclaimer The articles and other content which appear on the Modern War Institute website are unofficial expressions of opinion.

If it is a neighborhood that is dominated by the government-aligned ethnic group, this could be a propaganda coup for the insurgents.

Don’t have an account? Users should assess information from other sources to help them decide how to apply the doctrine in this publication to the specific circumstances facing them. Follow Us Facebook Youtube Twitter 14, followers. Department of the Army. The only LLO that gets its own chapter is developing host nation forces chapter 6underlining the importance of state capability and belying the claim that information operations is the most important LLO.


Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Stephen Biddle, for example, made this point explicitly in The articles and other content which appear on the Modern War Institute website are unofficial expressions of opinion.

In line with Maj. Share on Twitter Tweet. The focus on ethnicity defies simple additions and deletions to a checklist, however: Upcoming Events There are no upcoming events at this time. But if certain contexts require different solutions, we require a different field manual for different conflicts, or even different areas in the same conflict.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian. Rule of Law in War: The Army Field ManualCounterinsurgencyprovided a much-needed course change for American forces in Iraq and Afghanistan by focusing the attention of commanders on factors that are not traditionally the concern of the American military.

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Search my Subject Specializations: Comments will be moderated before posting to ensure logical, professional, and courteous application to article content. Please, subscribe or login to access full text content. Counterinsurgency operations generally have been counterinsuegency in broader American military doctrine and national security policies since the end of the Vietnam War over 30 years ago.

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Classical, Early, and Medieval Prose and Writers: One criticism of focusing on ethnicity might be that deal-making between ethnic groups needs to be accomplished at a higher level than the military is responsible for. Having radio broadcasters or news anchors who are uniformly of one ethnic group would send a clear message about whom the Americans are aligned with. And certainly, if there is no fundamental difference between ethnic and non-ethnic wars, then the prescriptions we make in both cases should be the same.

Thus, this publication is not focused on any region or country and is not intended to be a standalone reference. The Modern War Institute does not screen articles to fit a particular editorial agenda, nor endorse or advocate material that is published.

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Classical, Early, and Medieval Poetry and Poets: Rather, the Modern War Institute provides a forum for professionals to share opinions and cultivate ideas.

Is COIN just as applicable in ethnic conflicts as in non-ethnic ones?

FM 3-24-2.0? Why US Counterinsurgency Doctrine Needs an Update

It is based on lessons learned from previous counterinsurgencies and contemporary operations. He formerly served as an artillery officer in the Marine Corps, deploying to Sangin, Afghanistan as a forward observer. Rule of Law in War Author s: