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There are going to be a lot of failures. I probably worded that last part incorrectly.

Background to FM 3-24

Some involve ideological considerations such as communism while others are ostensibly the product of religious differences. However brilliant the manual may be at describing operational and tactical detail, at the end of the day the approach leads to inadequate strategic results at exorbitant costs.

US military aid to Columbia has been several hundred million dollars a year for over a decade and dozens of trainers and contractors are in country, though no MAG military advisory group has been constituted. I really think this is a cultural disconnect.

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

Appendixes B and C contain supplemental intelligence information. The downward spiral of violence that counterinzurgency Iraq into is a matter of historical record. A quick review of the slides indicates that we disagree considerably on the fundamental counterinsurgenfy set. The support from USA to Mujahedin was quite big and put charcoal on the reds head. The consensus doesn’t see the potential problems or tripwires with its haphazard, yet weirdly durable and poorly implemented, “democracy doctrine”.


Strange form of humanitarianism. Leave a reply Cancel reply Your email address counterinsurgenfy not be published. This also points to the major flaw in RCJ’s argument of let the Muslim masses decide on their own.

Aligning FM Counterinsurgency with Reality | Small Wars Journal

Invented language to describe Design concepts likewise could be considered a smokescreen to make others believe they too would understand Design if only they were as smart as the person using the big invented words who draws wiring diagrams of relationships to infinity and beyond.

Like you I have been frustrated with the application of pseudo-science to drive operational decisions for many years.

Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. The Modern War Institute does not screen articles to fit a particular editorial agenda, nor endorse or advocate material that is published. The military government lasted briefly for years, during which they very happily granted the colonies independence.

In addition, note the question asked by the author above in the paragraph re: Perhaps the following might interest you: Joint Chiefs of Staff. I think for the commander that has to plan or advise on countering insurgencies, it will be beneficial.

I find it interesting that some of the cases I looked at, i. Matthew Cancian February 21, More study is needed and even then, ethically, we will have to think about what using this information on human beings means Here’s my old mantra: Comprehensive civilian and military efforts taken to defeat an insurgency and to address any core grievances.


Army needs to create a military governance capability to stabilize foreign societies that we occupy as a result of our offensive military operations. Again, I don’t think technology isn’t helpful in certain situations- but to assume hubristically it will overcome the “fog of war” or any of the other problems soldiers have traditionally faced IMO is naive.

It implies that one appreciates the complexity, perhaps understands why one can’t truly understand everything there is to know about the complex entity one is studying.

I’ve been struggling with the question of “why” too, as a civilian that has never served in the military. This becomes much like trying to drive an oversized square peg through a narrow round hole. This manual is designed to reverse that trend.

Army Field Manual Counterinsurgency

SFA Practice and Doctrine The primary rule in SFA is that the host nation counterinsurgent government, through its own security forces, must do all the killing. The man has not returned to teach. Army Guerrilla Warfare Handbook.