By: Octavian Manea An interview with MIT Professor Roger D. Petersen.
By: Stephen L. Melton The “U.S. in the Lead” COIN approach usually fails where security force assistance could succeed.
By: Ellen Klein While COIN remains the convention, to varying degrees, in post-conflict and steady-state operations, rule of law will be an essential part of the US security mission.
By: Octavian Manea When Afghanistan failed, then COIN was seen as having failed too, having proved itself too risky, too time-consuming to justify its extraordinary investment in lives and treasure.
By: Octavian Manea and A.A. Cohen For COIN, a trinity of attributes is needed to complement traditional military acumen: analytical intelligence, openness of mind, and broad culture.