: 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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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.

The Army Field ManualCounterinsurgencyprovided a much-needed course change for American forces in Iraq and Afghanistan by focusing the attention of commanders on factors that are not traditionally the concern of the American military. I argue that, in many situations, counterinsrugency COIN framework might not be sufficiently complete or appropriate to the ethnically based intrastate conflicts that have been prevalent since the end of the Cold War, in which case a different approach is needed.

And certainly, if 32.4 is no fundamental difference between ethnic and non-ethnic wars, then the prescriptions we make in both cases should be the same.

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

Share on Facebook Share. But if certain contexts require different solutions, we require a different field manual for different conflicts, or even different areas in the same conflict.

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Some scholars, like Stathis Kalyvas, would argue that there is no fundamental difference between the civil wars of the Cold War and those afterwards. Department of the Army. Share on Google Plus Share.

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In line with Maj. Search my Subject Specializations: Al Qaeda in Iraq was defeated not when the central government was strengthened, but when the sheikhs were co-opted and their young men integrated into local police units during the Awakening; this deal-making with mid-level elites and devolution of power is not envisaged by the current COIN doctrine.

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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. 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 The views expressed are those of the authors, and do not reflect the official position of the United States Military Academy, Department of the Army, or Department of Defense.

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Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter. 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.

He formerly served as an artillery officer in the Marine Corps, deploying to Sangin, Afghanistan as a forward observer. Is the problem really the same as it was during the Cold War? Consider also information operations, the LLO that ties all other LLOs together; FM rightly emphasizes the importance of messaging in countering any form of insurgency. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use for details see www.

Thus, this publication is not focused on any region or country and is not intended to be a standalone reference.

Share on Twitter Tweet. Matthew Cancian February 21, If, however, we believe that ethnic conflicts are different than non-ethnic ones, then we risk being not only unproductive, but counter-productive. Users should assess information from other sources to help them decide how to apply the doctrine in this publication to the specific circumstances facing them.

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Just as local Sunnis who joined the police in Anbar could easily distinguish a local Iraqi from, say, a Tunisian who was likely cohnterinsurgency 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. If it is a neighborhood that is dominated by the government-aligned ethnic group, this could be a propaganda coup for the insurgents.

counterindurgency FMmilitary doctrineFM Print Save Cite Email Share. The articles and other content which appear on the Modern War Institute website are unofficial expressions of opinion. Having radio broadcasters or news anchors who are uniformly of one ethnic group would send a clear message about whom the Americans are aligned with. Rather, the Modern War Institute provides a forum for professionals to share opinions and cultivate ideas.

Background to FM 3-24

The most pertinent question in a 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.

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Army Field Manual We have to push them out and reclaim our country. Stephen Biddle, for example, made this point explicitly in Leave a reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. 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.

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