Counterinsurgency

S allies collect and disseminate information poorly

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Unformatted text preview: trained for, equipped for, do better than anyone else Cons Not popular with the Afghan people, destructive for our long- term interests 80% of the people are fence sitters, this increase people’s willingness to support insurgency against international law to kill civilians didn’t work for USSR Byman: We face challenges with our allies in fighting insurgents Not only are our allies ineffective, they can be destructive in fighting insurgents Tactical / Organizational Initiative – requires creativity our allies used to fighting 9 to 5 Intelligence – stealth is critical, many U.S. allies collect and disseminate information poorly Integration across units and services – prevent them from slipping through the cracks Leadership at all levels –...
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