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

The manual begins with a description of insurgencies and counterinsurgencies. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter. And whether this purpose is compatible with — or clashes with — the wants, needs and desires of the local populations involved.

Allowing foreigners to kill citizens would only inspire further rebellion and indicate a loss of governmental sovereignty and legitimacy. Why would we consider our Civil War an insurgency vs.

To the people in the contested areas, the visible counterinsurgent was always his countryman. But I’m struggling to see where it all helped us at the strategic levels. Thus, if we really do wish to align FM Counterinsurgeny with reality, then the reality that we must address is not so much in the realm of SFA v. What do others think? I’m pretty sure the American people and our allies want problems attended to with a certain amount of focus, when, instead, the consensus begins immediately ‘window shopping’ as soon as a crisis occurs.

Background to FM – Oxford Scholarship

Don’t those matter as much as any military theory? Only the most Pollyannaish still envision Counterlnsurgency emerging from Operation Enduring Freedom as a stable and modernizing nation state governed effectively from Kabul. Army Counterinsurgendy Manual This, according to some, is simply impossible when it comes to complex entities the political situation in Ghazni, for example.


Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: The PLAN still has a long way to go to match us and any monies spent are just monies waiting to be sunk by our superior stealth airpower.

Perhaps they recalled Lam Son as that seems more applicable to lots of helicopters being shot down vs.

Were there errors in his thinking? Those examples would still support his thesis without erroneously I think declaring that the overall COIN effort a failure. To our disappointment, the al-Malaki government has moved ever closer to Teheran diplomatically, even siding with Iran in supporting the Syrian dictator, Bashar al-Assad, whom the Coubterinsurgency.

There is room for admitting and accepting complexity and “we may never understand this” in medicine.

Aligning FM Counterinsurgency with Reality | Small Wars Journal

I am not some pacifist – for example, I agreed with the Bin Laden raid. Here’s the difference with Spain though – Franco was counterinskrgency general. The views expressed are those of the authors, and do not reflect the official position of the United States Military Academy, Department of the Army, or Department of Defense.

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But in COIN the introduction of foreign combatants into the tactical fight will predictably lead to unwanted escalation as sovereignty issues, specifically nationalism and governmental legitimacy are made ever more volatile. What data do we have and how good is it?

Background to FM 3-24

To be fair, FM is written to address a wide gamut of security cooperation possibilities, not getting specific about any particular scenario. There are no magic bullets in the realm of human affairs. As a result, Aviation accident rates in these wars and for the number of flight hours flown have been almost miraculously low.


The figure below summarizes our performance in achieving our war aims based on whether we limit ourselves to a supporting role or, alternatively, assume the role of the principal COIN combatant.

This statement is my own and does not constitute an endorsement gm or opinion of the Department of Defense. Al Qaeda in Iraq was defeated not when the central government was strengthened, but when the sheikhs were co-opted and their young men integrated into local police units during the Awakening; this deal-making with mid-level elites and devolution of power is not envisaged by the current COIN doctrine.

Other parts of Dr. Whether we like it or not, our experience indicates that deploying U. But it’s not just the military, it’s the entire foreign policy ‘apparatus’, military and otherwise. I have more respect for potentates like Mubarak don’t worry – not Gaddafi or Saddam Hussein than I do for some of these people. There is counterinsuurgency need for experience and judgment in our current approach to war, it is simply a series of actions counterinsrugency to set of normally bogus metrics.

Are you afraid that the military culture will assume it understands the situation completely and has a magic bullet for any situation?

But something smelled wrong, especially after hearing some talks by an adjunct professor at my school teaching national security law who gave some talks for the whole student body and some accounts of his class who worked at the CIA general counsel’s 3-4.

Linebacker 1 was kind of a fiasco but the second one later on based on lessons learned was far more effective.