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Author Gompert, David C.

Title Heads we win : the cognitive side of counterinsurgency (COIN) / David C. Gompert ; prepared for the Office of the Secretary of Defense.

Imprint Santa Monica, CA : RAND National Defense Research Institute, 2007.

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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 62 pages) : illustrations
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Series Rand counterinsurgency study ; paper 1
Occasional paper ; OP-168-OSD
Rand counterinsurgency study ; paper 1.
Occasional paper (Rand Corporation) ; OP-168-OSD.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 59-62).
Summary Current U.S. counterinsurgency (COIN) strategy has relied heavily on the use of force against Islamist insurgents-a tactic that has increased their ranks. What is needed instead are stronger cognitive capabilities that will enable more effective COIN against an elusive, decentralized, and highly motivated insurgency-capabilities that will enable the United States to "fight smarter." Cognitive COIN goes beyond information technology and encompasses comprehension, reasoning, and decisionmaking, the components that are most effective against an enemy that is quick to adapt, transform, and regener
Contents Ch. 1. Introduction -- ch. 2. The mind as central front -- ch. 3. Reordering COIN priorities -- ch. 4. Thoughts of the jihad -- ch. 5. Closing the gap -- ch. 6. Cognitive requirements in global COIN -- ch. 7. Cognitive capabilities for COIN -- ch. 8. Conclusions -- Appendix: Investments and measures to enhance cognitive COIN capabilities.
Cover; Preface; Contents; Figures and Table; Summary; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Chapter One -- Introduction: Purpose, Scope, and Definitions; Chapter Two -- The Mind as Central Front; Chapter Three -- Reordering COIN Priorities; Chapter Four -- Thoughts of the Jihad; Chapter Five -- Closing the Gap; Chapter Six -- Cognitive Requirements in Global COIN; Chapter Seven -- Cognitive Capabilities for COIN; Understanding Global Insurgency; Global COIN-Shaping Strategy; Global COIN Operations; Chapter Eight -- Conclusions: Investment and Reform; Appendix; Bibliography.
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Language English.
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Subject Counterinsurgency -- Psychological aspects.
Terrorism -- Prevention.
United States -- Military policy.
Indexed Term Terrorism, revolutions, coups.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author United States. Department of Defense.
Added Title Cognitive side of counterinsurgency (COIN)
Other Form: Print version: Gompert, David C. Heads we win. Santa Monica, CA : RAND National Defense Research Institute, 2007 9780833040213 0833040219 (DLC) 2007003864 (OCoLC)80917982
ISBN 9780833042804 (electronic bk.)
0833042807 (electronic bk.)
9780833040213 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
0833040219 (pbk. ; alk. paper)