Accession Number:

ADA495465

Title:

One Valley at a Time

Descriptive Note:

Monograph

Corporate Author:

INFANTRY DIV ( 4TH) FORT LEWIS WA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2006-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

107.0

Abstract:

Lieutenant Colonel Bogart, with the help of other Army Special Forces members, has authored an insightful monograph about conducting a counterinsurgency COIN campaign in Afghanistan. Through the operational lens of Special Operations Forces SOF in their 2004 campaign against the Taliban and their Al Qaeda supporters, One Valley details the accomplishments of Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force-Afghanistan CJSOTF-A 76. Bogarts work shares the experiences and perspectives of SOF planners as they developed their COIN strategy and organized to conduct the campaign. This planners viewpoint -- a slice of perspective in the ongoing Long War -- provides valuable insight. The work describes the operational and tactical successes of brave SOF warriors working with their Afghan and other coalition partners. With the advantage of hindsight, one hopes the work of CJSOTF-A 76 will stand the test of time as the recent resurgence of Taliban operations in the summer of 2006 indicates clearly the need to continue the fight. Chapters are as follows 1 Introduction 2 The True Believer, the Enemy At Large 3 Tenets of War in Afghanistan and the Afghan Resistance 4 Historic Paralleling and Principles of COIN Campaigning 5 Optimizing Command, Control, and Coordination in a COIN Environment 6 Combat Operations in Afghanistan Find, Fix, and Finish the Enemy and Remove the Causes of Instability 7 Civil-Military Operations CMO in COIN and 8 Results Achieved, Key Lessons Learned, and the Next Level.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE