Doctrine of Eternal Recurrence--The U.S. Military and Counterinsurgency Doctrine, 1960-1970 and 2003-2006

Doctrine of Eternal Recurrence--The U.S. Military and Counterinsurgency Doctrine, 1960-1970 and 2003-2006

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By comparing modern counterinsurgency doctrine and operations to those of 1960s, this paper tests and ultimately disproves the assumption that doctrine as written and operations as conducted are tightly linked. Ingrained organizational concepts and beliefs have a much greater influence on operations than written doctrine, and altering these beliefs will require the U.S. military to reorient itself mentally as well as physically.RAND Counterinsurgency Study--Paper 6 Austin Long ... Thus, COIN doctrine should provide a general guide to the conduct of a campaign that both (1) results in effective security and governance ... Small Wars Before COIN: U.S. Experiences Prior to 1960 COIN emerged as both a concept and a concern only in the aftermath of World War II. ... to civilian populations to accomplish its goals.7 Equally importantly, the Army conducted both the Civil War and Indian Wars without having toanbsp;...


Title:Doctrine of Eternal Recurrence--The U.S. Military and Counterinsurgency Doctrine, 1960-1970 and 2003-2006
Author:Austin Long
Publisher:Rand Corporation - 2008-06-09
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