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Counterinsurgency in Iraq (2003-2006): RAND Counterinsurgency Study Volume 2 (Rand Counterinsurgency Study)

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Counterinsurgency in Iraq (2003-2006): RAND Counterinsurgency Study Volume 2 (Rand Counterinsurgency Study)

Counterinsurgency in Iraq (2003-2006): RAND Counterinsurgency Study Volume 2 (Rand Counterinsurgency Study) By Bruce R. Pirnie
2008 | 134 Pages | ISBN: 0833042971 | PDF | 1 MB


Examines the deleterious effects of the U.S. failure to focus on protecting the Iraqi population for most of the military campaign in Iraq and analyzes the failure of a technologically driven counterinsurgency (COIN) approach. It outlines strategic considerations relative to COIN; presents an overview of the conflict in Iraq; describes implications for future operations; and offers recommendations to improve the U.S. capability to conduct COIN.