Counterinsurgency

Needs to be quid pro quo does this mean we cant work

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Unformatted text preview: officers must inspire those who follow them, many of our allies have poor military leadership Motivated soldiers – often would prefer to work for local warlords Training, learning, and creativity – COIN requires a great deal of skill, ultimately still focuses on conventional capabilities in combating insurgency, military not only a fighting, but a political unit Political Proper civil- military integration – as much a political effort as a military effort A lack of corruption – essential to gain respect of population. Sends the message that the military is fighting for a country, instead of a few people A lack of insurgent penetration – you don’t want military penetrated with insurgents A sense that the army can win over the population What is the so what? Realize, commit to it,...
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This document was uploaded on 02/26/2014 for the course GOVT 369 at Georgetown.

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