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dc.contributor.authorMasellis, Nick M.
dc.contributor.otherCenter for Contemporary Conflict (CCC)
dc.date.accessioned2014-05-09T21:44:44Z
dc.date.available2014-05-09T21:44:44Z
dc.date.issued2010
dc.identifier.citationStrategic Insights; Vol. 9, Issue 1 (Spring/Summer 2010)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/41146
dc.descriptionStrategic Insights, v.9, Issue 1 (Spring/Summer 2010)en_US
dc.description.abstractThe situation on the ground in Afghanistan remains tenuous. Despite a strategy that has been under the auspices of a population-centric counterinsurgency (COIN) campaign—as presented by General McChrystal, officially sanctioned by President Obama during his historic address at West Point, and likely to be continued under the command of General Petraeus—military and political progress have been nominal relative to the resources committed. The latest operations in Helmand Province illustrate this point. Though initial reports suggest that coalition forces were effective in clearing the area—liberating villages and expunging Taliban resistance—the Taliban have been successful in what Rajiv Chandrasekaran describes as being able to wait-out the initial phases, and then strike against the “soft underbelly” of coalition operations—slowly reasserting their presence in the area by launching sporadic kinetic strikes, as well as a staunch “campaign of intimidation” toward the local population.en_US
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dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.relation.ispartofv. 9, Issue 1 (Spring/Summer 2010)
dc.relation.ispartofseriesStrategic Insights
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleThe perilous slog of asymmetric warfare: a better way forward in Afghanistan; Strategic Insights; Vol. 9, Issue 1 (Spring/Summer 2010)en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.corporateCenter for Contemporary Conflict
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.) Monterey, California


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