COIN is Dead: U.S. Army Must Put Strategy Over Tactics

Gentile, Gian P.
November 2011
World Politics Review (19446284);11/22/2011, p5
The author explains why the U.S. Army should focus on strategy rather than on tactics. According to the author, the U.S. will eventually withdraw from both the Iraq and Afghanistan wars without achieving any appreciable strategic gain. The author further points that the guiding principle of the U.S. Army should be effectively fighting wars at all command levels, rather than searching lessons for strategic value from the Iraq and Afghanistan counterinsurgency warfare.


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