Questioning COIN Assumptions in Afghanistan

Recently, Gen. David Petraeus issued new guidance for the members of the International Security and Assistance Force (ISAF) operating in Afghanistan. This guidance differed little from the direction offered by his fired predecessor, Gen. Stanley McChrystal. Petraeus’s memorandum states, ‚ÄúSecure and serve the population. The decisive terrain is the human terrain. The people are the … Continue reading “Questioning COIN Assumptions in Afghanistan”