Developing a National Counterinsurgency Capability for the War on Terror

Hillen, John
January 2007
Military Review;Jan/Feb2007, Vol. 87 Issue 1, p13
The author reflects on issues related to the war on terror. According to the author, the national security system of the U.S. provides overwhelming capability to defeat conventional, state-based threats, but it is not organized to deliver the coordinated support to political, economic, civil and educational institutions that its foreign partners need to prevail against locally based insurgents. He discusses the development of the counterinsurgency (COIN) theory within military circles.


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