Taking Counterinsurgency to the Countryside

Kausek, Jeffrey
November 2010
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Nov2010, Vol. 136 Issue 11, p34
Conference Proceeding
The article discusses how counterinsurgency by the U.S. in Afghanistan should focus on its rural population to win. It states that the armed forces often neglect rural areas and ignore things like advantages of guerrilla forces in these areas such as freedom of movement and a well-developed logistics network. It mentions that it is easy to gain trust of rural Afghans than those living in the cities and gaining their support is more important than targeting urban cities.


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