A Strategy of Tactics: Population-centric COIN and the Army

Gentile, Gian P.
December 2011
Parameters: U.S. Army War College;Dec2011, Vol. 41 Issue 4, Special section p1
Academic Journal
The article presents a reprint of the article "A Strategy of Tactics: Population-centric COIN and the Army," by Gian P. Gentile, which appeared in the 2009 issue of Parameters. It discusses the population-centric counterinsurgency (COIN) field manual (FM) of the U.S. Army as the Army's new way of war. It says that the combined narratives of Malaya, Vietnam, Afghanistan, and Iraq War have turned the COIN doctrine of the Army into an oracle.


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