Book Counterinsurgency leadership in Afghanistan, Iraq, and beyond / edited by Nicholas J. Schlosser and James M. Caiella.
Associated Name: Schlosser, Nicholas J.
Associated Name: Caiella, James M.
Associated Name: Marine Corps University (U.S.). Press.
Publication year: 2011.
Call Number U241 .C686 2011
Media class: Book
Publisher: Quantico, VA : Marine Corps University Press
ISBN: 9780160880094 0160880092
Extent: v, 204 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 23 cm.
Recent experiences in Afghanistan and Iraq have shown once again the difference that excellent leadership can make in irregular warfare. Thrust unexpectedly into counterinsurgency situations in 2002 and 2003, American commanders had to operate under difficult and constantly changing conditions. Some adapted quickly; others adjusted over a longer period of time with the help of experience and education. Selecting the right commanders became more important than ever to unit effectiveness. We have come a long way in recent years, but opportunities for further improvement in leadership development and command selection remain. The need for leadership goes beyond today's conflicts and lies at the heart of the current debates over the future of our national security organizations and strategy.
Pt. I. Counterinsurgency leadership. Counterinsurgency leadership : the key to Afghanistan and Iraq / Mark Moyar -- Supreme command in irregular warfare / Eliot A. Cohen -- Pt. II. Brigade and regimental command. The art of brigade command in counterinsurgency / H.R. McMaster -- Brigade command in counterinsurgency operations : lessons from the Iraq War / Peter R. Mansoor -- Regimental command in counterinsurgency / W. Blake Crowe -- Pt. III. Battalion command. The art of battalion command in counterinsurgency : a discussion / Francis J. West ... [et al.] --Pt. IV. Officer development in the U.S. military. Officer development for counterinsurgency / Nathaniel C. Fick -- The "major" challenge of junior officer leadership development and talent management / Paula D. Broadwell -- Generalship and counterinsurgency / Thomas E. Ricks -- Pt. V. Counterinsurgency leadership in Afghanistan. Winning in Afghanistan / David W. Barno and John K. Wood -- Advising Afghan military forces / Jeffery M. Haynes -- Pt. VI. The 2009 Afghan presidential election. The Afghan election and the future of Afghanistan's leadership : a discussion / Robert D. Kaplan ... [et al.] -- Pt. VII. General officer leadership in counterinsurgency. A conversation with General David H. Petraeus.