Israel, Brad
August 2009
Infantry;Aug-Dec2009, Vol. 98 Issue 4, p24
The author offers information on counterinsurgency (COIN) operations in Afghanistan. He says that during a counterinsurgency fight a soldier is tasked to do his traditional role, train an indigenous force, help establish a stable government, assess living conditions, pass out humanitarian aid, and treat sick or wounded people. The three important basic tools include building relationship, distributing humanitarian aid and developing indigenous forces.


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