Accession Number:

ADA509357

Title:

Counterinsurgency: Adapting to the 21st Century

Descriptive Note:

Issue paper

Corporate Author:

MARINE CORPS COMMAND AND STAFF COLL QUANTICO VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2005-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

Insurgent activity in the 21st Century has some distinctions from past insurgencies. The battlefield of Iraq is where we are facing these new changes, and the driving force behind these attacks is a desire to prevent Iraq from transitioning to a democracy. Insurgent forces hinder Iraqs struggle towards democracy by seeking to disrupt its progress. In order to face these challenges and achieve a successful campaign, one must consider a few topics. The first is to understand the current environment from which insurgents are operating. Second, todays forces need to prepare to operate within this environment, and they need the ability to adapt as insurgents adapt and change their tactics.

Subject Categories:

  • Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE