Book Continuing counterinsurgency challenges : third in a series of joint urban operations observations and insights from Iraq and Afghanistan / Russell W. Glenn.
Associated Name: United States. Joint Forces Command.
Associated Name: National Defense Research Institute (U.S.), issuing body.
Publication year: 2007.
Call Number U241 .G42 2007
Media class: Book
Publisher: Santa Monica, CA : RAND/National Defense Research Institute
"Prepared for the United States Joint Forces Command."
Series title: Rand Corporation monograph series
Extent: xxxi, 145 pages : color illustration ; 23 cm + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.).
"Focuses on six particularly difficult key challenges: to win the competition for popular support; to make the right decisions early to prepare indigenous military and police capabilities; to sharpen insights into urban patterns; to address the unique challenges of urban air operations; to coordinate regular, special, and indigenous force operations in urban environments; and, finally, to improve training, organizational issues, and command and control. Analysis of these six key challenges gave rise to 15 major recommendations. ... An interactive CD accompanies this monograph for use of accessing and using the many separate issue-discussion-recommendation offerings." --
Introduction -- Key challenge 1. Winning the competition for popular support: dealing with intimidation and retribution during urban insurgencies -- Key challenge 2. Making the right decisions early to prepare indigenous military and police capabilities -- Key challenge 3. Sharpening insights into urban patterns -- Key challenge 4. Addressing the unique challenges of urban air operations -- Key challenge 5. Coordinating regular, special, and indigenous force operations in urban environments -- Key challenge 6. Improving training, organizational issues, and command and control -- Tactical recommendations for selected observations regarding joint COIN operations in urban environments -- Conclusions and implications for the future.