Disagreement abounds on virtually every aspect of insurgency
warfare, including its definition.
In Chapter 15, Lawoti and Pahari assess the process of change initiated by the insurgency
Kilcullen uses a first person, story-like approach to educate readers on the basics of insurgency
and COIN strategy, and, for the most part, he summarizes principles found in FM 3-24, with a few exceptions.
6) The strategy to counter the Afghan insurgency
is falling into the same pattern as the umbrella theory, which is incapable of answering the revolution of rising expectations and allows the insurgency
to keep the political temperature right to allow this conflict to survive.
For a logistician, the most critical element of an insurgency
is certainly the geographical environment in which it takes place.
Paul Rodell provides a particularly insightful overview of the insurgency
that has plagued the southern Philippines for more than a century.
The authors introduce an Iraq-style situation, a so-called constabulary COIN, as a third option but take it no further than a concept in which an occupying power has removed the existing government and now must fight an insurgency
while generating a legitimate replacement.
in Iraq is the best book published to date on the Iraqi insurgency
's "origins, motivations, and evolution and the U.
Colonel Sean MacFarland, commander of US forces in Ramadi said the Neo-Salafi insurgency
could be beaten but probably not until after US troops left the country.
Bremer would almost immediately make critical decisions--some say at the behest of Chalabi--that would feed and fuel the insurgency
The Shiites know they can dominate the government, but they can't defeat a Sunni insurgency
Vines' revelation thus provides the first serious evidence of past differences between the US command in Iraq and top US policymakers over the nature of the insurgency
and what to do about it.