Thursday, 2 July 2009

Indigenous Forces and Sanctuary Denial

Indigenous Forces and Sanctuary Denial: Enduring Counterinsurgency Imperatives
LTC Robert M Cassidy
Small Wars Journal

Discussion of two COIN imperatives:

1. Training local forces, especially utilising "nomad" forces
2. The importance of denying sanctuary

and in particular using (1) to accomplish (2).

Some interesting points:

"...insurgents require sanctuary and external support to succeed."

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