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dc.contributor.advisorGregg, Heather
dc.contributor.authorSelf, Eric C.
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-14T17:39:28Z
dc.date.available2012-03-14T17:39:28Z
dc.date.issued2008-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/3810
dc.description.abstractThis thesis outlines a methodology for use by tactical operators to better understand the dynamics of the population whose support they are attempting to gain. In turn, these operators (Army soldiers, Marines, Special Forces, SEALs, Civil Affairs, etc.) can use this information to more effectively develop strategy, plan operations, and conduct tactical missions. Our methodology provides a heuristic model, called the "3 x 5 P.I.G.S.P.E.E.R. Model," that can be applied in any environment and will help bridge the gap between strategic theory and tactical implementation. We believe that our methodology can be utilized to increase the operator's understanding of the environment, and improve both non-kinetic and kinetic combat operations. As a counterinsurgency (COIN) force progresses from kinetic combat operations (those attempting to gain a security foothold in a non-permissive environment) to operations focused on gaining the support of the population, our methodology will aid in collecting human intelligence (HUMINT). Our methodology shows that by providing security, working through locals, building trust and cooperation, and identifying opportunities to leverage the local populace's needs, COIN forces will be able to handle their own security.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/populationnalysi109453810
dc.format.extentxvi, 75 p. : col. ill. ;en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.subject.lcshInsurgencyen_US
dc.subject.lcshCounterinsurgencyen_US
dc.subject.lcshMilitary intelligenceen_US
dc.subject.lcshComputer simulationen_US
dc.subject.lcshMilitary art and scienceen_US
dc.subject.lcshCross-cultural studiesen_US
dc.titlePopulation analysis a methodology for understanding populations in COIN environmentsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderBorer, Doug
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.description.serviceUS Army (USA) author.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc301351977
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S.en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineDefense Analysisen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
etd.verifiednoen_US
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