An Important Weapon in COIN Operations: THE KEY LEADER'S ENGAGEMENT

Curtis, Joe
July 2008
Infantry;Jul/Aug2008, Vol. 97 Issue 4, p35
The article emphasizes the importance of key leader's engagement on the success of the counterinsurgency operations of the U.S. Army's 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team in Afghanistan as part of the Operation Enduring Freedom. The area of operations (AO) is roughly 7,000 square kilometers of very sparsely-wooded mountainous desert comprised the three separate districts of Surobi, Charbaran and Gomal; all within Paktika Province of Regional Command East.


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