Foreign Policy Research Institute A Nation Must Think Before it Acts The Future of Counterinsurgency

The Future of Counterinsurgency


This article addresses why counterinsurgency is not, in fact, a strategy, and why the United States will nevertheless need to retain a counterinsurgency capability. It further examines the drivers of modern insurgency; the range of counterinsurgency approaches that have worked globally; and several case studies that illustrate how the United States might improve its counterinsurgency activity moving forward.

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