The Role of SOF Direct Action in Counterinsurgency
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One of the greatest challenges facing today’s counterinsurgency (COIN) campaign is that transnational extremists are fanning the flames of theater-level insurgency. Certain direct-action units within Special Operations have demonstrated an ability to remove these elements through surgical strikes. The conundrum is how to execute these operations without disrupting the local populace, thereby undermining the COIN effort. This essay offers one possible solution.
This essay appeared in the 2010 JSOU and NDIA SO/LIC Division Essays Report / JSPU Report 10-4.