Old 04-30-2006, 09:20   #1
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Principles, Imperatives, and Paradoxes of Counterinsurgency by Eliot Cohen, Lieutenant Colonel Conrad Crane, Lieutenant Colonel John Horvath, and Lieutenant Colonel John Nagl in the March - April issue of Military Review
Good link from SWJ.
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Old 04-30-2006, 09:24   #2
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Strategic Aspects of COIN

Another from SWJ.
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Old 04-30-2006, 09:31   #3
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Old 05-13-2006, 16:50   #4
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Old 05-14-2006, 09:21   #5
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Brit Brigadier's (Armour) Criticism of US Army on COIN
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Old 05-15-2006, 19:59   #6
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Beckett's Insurgency In Iraq: A Historical Perspective
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Counterinsurgency Redux

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Old 10-22-2006, 09:37   #8
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IRREGULAR ENEMIES AND THE ESSENCE OF STRATEGY:CAN THE AMERICAN WAY OF WAR ADAPT?
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Old 02-26-2007, 22:02   #9
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Some interesting on COIN Ops in Afghanistan. The thesis has some validity to it as USSF gets further removed from any influence/command and control in the Afghan National Army and becomes more reliant on it's "By, Through and With" local national forces being either Afghan National Police or Afghan Border Police.
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File Type: pdf Unconventional COIN in Afghanistan_Thesis_2006.pdf (411.3 KB, 64 views)
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Old 01-07-2009, 18:47   #10
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hi dear warriors,

here are some additional stuff for COIN studies :
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Le Capitaine MARCHAND (1863-1934): "Il n'y a que chez nous que l'ordre de faire beaucoup avec rien peut être donné sans rire"

"We are the only country the order to make alot with nothing can be given without laughing "

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Old 01-07-2009, 18:51   #11
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Sorry for last file, I didn't watch so carefully I expected the previous studies in the thread. I will post a list of others studies too heavy to be attached here at the end of the week.
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Old 09-02-2009, 16:28   #12
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a new study
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