Relearning Counterinsurgency Warfare

Tomes, Robert R.
March 2004
Parameters: U.S. Army War College;Spring2004, Vol. 34 Issue 1, p16
Academic Journal
Thirty years after the signing of the January 1973 Paris peace agreement ending the Vietnam War, the U.S. finds itself leading a broad coalition of military forces engaged in peacemaking, nation-building, and now counterinsurgency warfare in Iraq. A turning point appeared in mid-October 2003 when U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld's memo on the future of Iraqi operations surfaced. His musings about whether the U.S. forces were ready for protracted guerrilla warfare sparked widespread debate about the U.S. planning for counterinsurgency operations.


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