: Counterinsurgency: FM () (): U.S. Army, Lt. General David Petraeus, Lt. General James F Amos: Books. This field manual/Marine Corps warfighting publication establishes doctrine ( fundamental principles) for military operations in a counterinsurgency (COIN). REVISION OF JOINT PUBLICATION DATED 22 Added discussion on criminal networks within counterinsurgency operations.

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Army Field Manual Counterinsurgency

Classical, Early, and Medieval Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval Poetry and Poets: If it is a neighborhood that is dominated by the government-aligned ethnic group, this could be a propaganda coup for the insurgents. Publications Pages Publications Pages. Matthew Cancian February 21, The chapter considers responses to the manual at various stages, including after its release, and considers its institutionalization across the US government and military.

It is based on lessons learned from previous counterinsurhency and contemporary operations. But who delivers the message is just as important in ethnic contexts as what the message is. Department of the Army. One criticism of focusing on ethnicity might be that deal-making between ethnic groups needs to be accomplished at a higher level than the military is responsible for.

FM 3-24-2.0? Why US Counterinsurgency Doctrine Needs an Update

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Users without a subscription are not able to counterinskrgency the full content. The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not reflect the official policy or position of the Department of the Army, the Department of Defense, or the US government. Share on Twitter Tweet. The focus on ethnicity defies simple additions and deletions to a checklist, however: Disclaimer The articles and other content which appear on the Modern War Institute website are unofficial expressions of opinion.

The Modern War Institute does not screen articles to fit a particular editorial agenda, nor endorse or advocate material that is published. Most scholars take a broad view of ethnicity as being based on certain ascriptive characteristics like language, race, or religion: The articles and other content which appear on the Modern War Institute website are unofficial expressions of opinion.


Comments will be moderated before posting to ensure logical, professional, and courteous application to article content. Classical, Early, and Medieval Prose and Writers: The most pertinent question in counterjnsurgency revolutionary war would simply be how to provide the maximum benefit at the lowest cost, but this is obviously wholly inadequate when individual loyalties are influenced more by group identity than by beliefs about government effectiveness.

Just as local Sunnis who joined the police in Anbar could easily distinguish a local Iraqi from, say, a Tunisian who was likely to be affiliated with AQI while many Americans struggled to do so, we might employ a messaging team that sounds normal to us, unaware of the shibboleths that loudly proclaim ethnic affiliation to locals. It is also based on existing interim doctrine and doctrine recently developed.

He formerly served as an artillery officer in the Marine Corps, deploying to Sangin, Afghanistan as a forward observer. But if certain contexts require different solutions, we require a different field manual for different conflicts, or even different areas in the same conflict.

Compared to this, except for some references to the Hmong, a scholar of Vietnam might entirely omit any discussion of ethnicity, indicating a fundamental difference between those conflicts.

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Background to FM 3-24

The only LLO that gets its own chapter is developing host nation forces chapter 6underlining the importance of state capability and belying the claim that information operations is the most important LLO. If insurgents are Sunni Arabs who are afraid that a Shiite-dominated government will persecute them, strengthening that government will not solve the problem; in fact, it will exacerbate the problem because Sunni Arabs will have a valid reason to fear and resist the central government that we are building.

FM frames insurgency as a contest between insurgents and governments over an undecided population, a contest whose outcome is principally determined by the relative capability of each side to govern people. We have to push them out and reclaim our country. While many commanders had already recognized that conventional tactics were ill-matched to dealing with insurgencies and had adapted accordingly, others were still fighting the insurgents on an ad hoc and counterproductive manner in Your email address will not be published.


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Looking at the only LLO counterinsurgnecy get its own chapter in the FMWorking with Host Nation forces, we can counherinsurgency one area where our recommendations might be very different in an ethnic war than in a revolutionary struggle.

Civil War American History: Is the problem really the same as it was during the Cold War? Stephen Biddle, for example, made this point explicitly in FMmilitary doctrineFM It countterinsurgency also designed to merge counterinsurrgency approaches to COIN with the realities of a new international arena shaped by technological advances, globalization, and the spread of extremist ideologies-some of them claiming the authority of a religious faith.

Is COIN just as applicable in ethnic conflicts as in non-ethnic ones? In the case of an ethnically divided polity, a government might be seen counterinaurgency illegitimate not because it is weak as COIN theory would predict but because it is dominated by one ethnic group. Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. If we tried to foster a grand bargain between the Sunnis and Shiites, for example, we would have usurped a function that is appropriate to the State Department.

Most military participants in the US intervention in Iraq would find it hard to describe the course of events without reference to Sunnis, Shiites, and Kurds.