Accession Number : ADA514255


Title :   A District Approach to Countering Afghanistan's Insurgency


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Clukey, David S


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a514255.pdf


Report Date : Dec 2009


Pagination or Media Count : 136


Abstract : Since the initial invasion and ousting of the Taliban regime in 2001, International Security Assistance Forces (ISAF) and the United States (U.S.) military have lost the initiative and become sedentary in Afghanistan. This case study analysis considers if ISAF and the U.S. military are appropriately employing the current disposition of military forces to maximize effects against the insurgency in Afghanistan. This study objectively compares and contrasts the current ISAF and U.S. strategy with a district level FID/COIN methodology. This study explores why it is necessary to approach the problem at the district/village level to enhance the security, control, and influence of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (IRoA), and to eliminate systematically the conditions that have supported the insurgency in Afghanistan.


Descriptors :   *INSURGENCY , MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN) , THESES , UNCONVENTIONAL WARFARE , AFGHANISTAN CONFLICT , COUNTERINSURGENCY , SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES , MILITARY STRATEGY , INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS


Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Unconventional Warfare


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE