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US Military Info Ops in Afghanistan: Effectiveness of Psychological Operations 2001-2010

US Military Info Ops in Afghanistan: Effectiveness of Psychological Operations 2001-2010

The U.S. Marine Corps, which has long recognized the importance of influencing the civilian population in a counterinsurgency environment, requested an evaluation of the effectiveness of the psychological operations (PSYOP) element of U.S. military information operations in Afghanistan from 2001 […]


Bringing Back Counter-Insurgency: AT-6B vs. A-29B

Bringing Back Counter-Insurgency: AT-6B vs. A-29B

In the next few months the U.S. Air Force will have to pick the winner of the Light Attack Armed Reconnaissance Aircraft (LAAR) competition. This decision will influence how the U.S. Air Force carries out close air support (CAS) and […]


Not just for Special Forces anymore

Not just for Special Forces anymore

From the Vietnam era until about 10 years ago, counterinsurgency missions were conducted by units specializing in gathering intelligence, analyzing data, and reacting to the information at a moment’s notice. The current battle in Afghanistan demands that counterinsurgency or COIN […]


Counterinsurgency ops in Afghanistan appear to be paying off

Counterinsurgency ops in Afghanistan appear to be paying off

WASHINGTON: In an update on counterinsurgency efforts in Afghanistan, the director of the Pakistan/Afghanistan Coordination Cell said that if U.S. Forces Afghanistan commander Gen. David H. Petraeus were here, he would characterize efforts in the war-torn country to be “slow […]


Engineers redesign counterinsurgency tactics in Kandahar

Engineers redesign counterinsurgency tactics in Kandahar

KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan: A blend of civilian and military members are proving to be a relevant force to “battle” insurgents in Afghanistan, but not in the typical sense of the word. These Department of the Army civilians and Soldiers aren’t […]


Casey Says Army Needs Counterinsurgency Capabilities

Casey Says Army Needs Counterinsurgency Capabilities

WASHINGTON: Gen. George W. Casey Jr. said it is unfair that the press has portrayed Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates as having to pressure the Army and its leaders to adopt counterinsurgency as a necessary capability. “I spent 32 months […]


DoD Employs Cameras in Counterinsurgency Fight

DoD Employs Cameras in Counterinsurgency Fight

WASHINGTON: In the lead-up to the summer fighting season in Afghanistan, the Defense Department is focused on helping troops counter the threat of makeshift bombs, employing among other things, cameras to catch insurgents in the act of planting explosives, a […]


Holbrooke hails Marja operation, relationship with Pakistan

Holbrooke hails Marja operation, relationship with Pakistan

WASHINGTON: The ongoing U.S.-Afghan operation in Marja, Afghanistan, probably is the greatest in the history of counterinsurgency, the United States special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan said in a weekend television interview. The United States made a concerted effort to […]


Army hosts counterinsurgency seminar with Pakistani military

Army hosts counterinsurgency seminar with Pakistani military

ATLANTA, Ga.: Senior leaders from the Pakistani and U.S. Army met in Atlanta, Ga., July 20-24, for Third Army/U.S. Army Central’s counterinsurgency seminar. Lt. Gen. William G. Webster, Third Army/USARCENT commanding general, delivered the opening comments, and stressed the importance […]


 
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