in_the_cheapseats said:I still find it ridiculous that after all this time and fighting two such operations for some years, there still isn't a formal COIN manual listed here. The counter-guerilla manual doesn't cut it.
I know there was a draft copy (FM 3.07) which was written in 2004 but that draft "expired" last year. It wasn't v good (pretty much a bastardisation of the UK AFM Vol 1 Pt 10 with some utterly bizarre Americanisms thrown in for good measure) but it was something.
Perhaps the US has just given up with even attempting to deal with the idea of "hearts and minds".
Any yanks out there who can comment?
For example, the history of the British Isles includes many recurring insurgencies by subjugated peoples based on ethnic identities
At that time, the North Vietnamese shifted their focus from defeating U.S. forces in Vietnam to weakening U.S. will at home. These actions expedited U.S. withdrawal and laid the groundwork for the North Vietnamese victory in 1975.
the_matelot said:Never mind that.
Have a look at this one. There was a link to it from the URL MSR put up.