The Picture Awaits

Marlowe, Ann
July 2009
World Affairs;Summer2009, Vol. 172 Issue 1, p64
Academic Journal
The article discusses counterinsurgency (COIN) theory. After the unsuccessful use of COIN warfare in the Vietnam war by the U.S., the author states, U.S. military commanders used other, flawed strategies during the first 20 months of the Iraq War rather then relying on COIN strategies and practices. Topics include the popularity of COIN theory during the 1960s, an article that appeared in the May 1964 issue of "Harper's" magazine entitled "Books on Guerrilla Warfare - Fifteen Years Overdue," and the increase of Communist guerrilla warfare in the 1960s.


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