"Can America really beat the Taliban using a textbook? We take a look at the practice behind the theory, as Charlie Company attempt to follow the instructions laid out in the Counterinsurgency Field Manual.
Seen as "a modern military textbook for winning hearts and minds and outwitting the enemy" the book also known as the COIN Manual, was written by some of America's finest military minds. So can the Americans really win by the book? The Manual states: "Counterinsurgents often achieve the most meaningful success in garnering public support...with activities that do not include killing insurgents". Yet for all the activities that exclude killing, this is a war. The American troops are at their best when under attack and the other side of war is reveling in the death of your enemies. "It's like the Superbowl; or like Manchester United and Chelsea, we're cheering for our team," claims o
In: Afghanistan, Middle East
Tags: afghanistan, beating the taliban by the book, COIN, Counterinsurgency Field Manual, Taliban, counterinsurgency, training manual, manual
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