Societies, Resistance, And Counter Insurgency

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SUBJECT: States, Societies, Resistance, and COIN
Purpose. To provide a summary of the Military Review article: States, Societies, Resistance, and Counter Insurgency (COIN).

2. Facts.

a. The article, written by Samuel Abrams, tells us how COIN should be applied in failed states. Dealing directly with non state leaders would assist COIN efforts by reducing violence and instability, proper resources and social relations management, and legitimacy of government within the state. This would eliminate most of the resources needed for COIN operations. The author uses the lessons learned from NATO’s counterinsurgency campaign of 2009 in Afghanistan.

b. Afghanistan’s failed state allowed violence and instability to thrive.
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