Tag Archives: COIN Doctrine

Dr. Brendan Simms: Strategery

I’ve always loved how the experts, the specialized mandarins and policy wonks ridiculed Bush for his malapropisms. The overly specialized development of precise language does have its flaws, if only exposed in the caldron of the mundane.  Where else is … Continue reading

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AfPak COIN Review

Kim R. Holmes is former assistant secretary of State and is currently Vice President of The Heritage Foundation, a wealthy Conservative Think Tank in Washington D.C. Recently, Dr. Holmes gave an interview where he criticized the U.S. role in our … Continue reading

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Rufus Phillips: COIN Doctrine

Rufus Phillips served in the CIA and US Agency For International Development in Vietnam from 1954-1968.  He is considered an authority on counterinsurgency doctrine (COIN), his recent analysis on how different government agencies can work at cross purposes in a … Continue reading

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