Includes bibliographical references (pages 139-155).
Success in counterinsurgency warfare -- The age of insurgency -- Insurgents and their support network -- Afghan government and security forces -- U.S. and coalition forces -- Recommendations.
This study explores the nature of the insurgency in Afghanistan, the key challenges and successes of the campaign, and the capabilities necessary to wage effective counterinsurgency operations. It argues that successful counterinsurgency requires effective indigenous security forces, especially police; a viable and legitimate local government; and the suppression of external support for insurgents.
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