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The logic underlying this solution is straightforward: the history of counterinsurgency campaigns suggests that the presence of a neighboring sanctuary is one of the key factors accounting for either success or failure.
Srinagar: army Chief General Bipin Rawat on Monday awarded Major Leetul Gogoi for his sustained efforts in counter-insurgency operations in Jammu and Kashmir. Gogoi had shot to fame in social media after he tied a stone-pelter to a jeep in order to ...

The Indian army's Major Nitin Gogoi, who had tied a 26-year-old Kashmiri man to a jeep as human shield, has been praised by the military and awarded a commendation card, reports Indian media.
Nigeria's northeast is currently experiencing a significant humanitarian crisis, which has resulted from the ongoing counter-insurgency operations being conducted by the Nigerian armed forces and MNJTF against Boko Haram. High insecurity in the region ...
Unlike counterinsurgency operations, defined in U.S. military doctrine as a prolonged, organized, political and military struggle meant to debilitate the control and legitimacy of an established government, an occupying force, or some other political ...
"You're now cutting that because of efficiency savings, so the future men and women that go and deploy overseas - whether it's peace support operations, humanitarian operations, counter-insurgency operations - they are less well prepared than when I ...

TheTribune: New Delhi: army chief General Bipin Rawat has issued a ''Commendation Card'' to Major Leetul Gogoi for sustained efforts in counter-insurgency ...
The LeT commander, in his late twenties, is believed to be a "skilful gadget freak", dodging the round-the-clock cyber monitoring of the counter-insurgency operations. Dujana is the brain behind introducing the iPhone as "a security cover for the LeT's ...
"For one thing, it is the AFP that is on the offensive with its continuing counter-insurgency program Oplan Kapayapaan which is no different from the brutal counter-insurgency programs of previous regimes from Corazon Aquino to her son Benigno Aquino ...
The Ag Executive Secretary of the NHRC Mrs. Oti Anukpe Ovrawah made this call at the opening session of a three day training on mainstreaming human rights, humanitarian principles and civilian protection into counter insurgency operations in the North ...
Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC) is upgrading its Super Mushshak training aircraft to make it compatible for counter-insurgency operations, Jane's 360 reported. The plane, historically used as a training aircraft, has been integrated with a new ...
Ibrahim Attahiru, as the new Theatre Commander of the "Operation Lafiya Dole", the army's operational headquarters in the counter-insurgency war in the region. He has replaced Major Gen. Lucky Irabor, who has been redeployed to the Multi-National Joint ...
Early in 2006 I did a reporting trip to see then-Col. H.R. McMaster and the regiment he commanded in far northwest Iraq, outside the town of Tal Afar.
In the war's second phase, from roughly 2003 to 2014, the U.S. pursued some version of a counterinsurgency strategy (COIN, in military parlance), employing military force but also diplomacy, development, economic aid, and other tools to build Afghan ...
New Delhi: In a major shift in its counter-insurgency tactics in the Kashmir Valley and a sign of a "no-holds" barred toughening of the rules of engagement, the army will now fan out into the hinterland in the Valley and operate in a "seeking and ...
Stung by a succession of security force debacles and the abysmal failure of his 'massive and coordinated operations' in 2010, then Home Minister P Chidambaram had stridently raised the issue of army deployment for counter-Maoist operations (his ...

Canadian troops would be a good fit in Mali for two reasons: The army gained plentiful counterinsurgency experience during a 10-year mission to Afghanistan, and many soldiers speak French, the official language in Mali.
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has acknowledged that States affected by the Maoist menace, also known as Left Wing Extremism (LWE) in official circles, should take "ownership" in leading counter-insurgency operations with the necessary support of ...
human rights Council Thirty-fifth session 6-23 June 2017 Agenda item 3 Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil, political, economic, social and ...
"Our position in Afghanistan has been deteriorating for some time and, in a sense, what McMaster is doing - because nobody knows counterinsurgency better than he does - is to undo the damage that Obama's micromanagement of the Pentagon did to our ...
The recent Maoist attack in Sukma, Chhattisgarh, that left 25 Central Reserve police Force (CRPF) soldiers dead, has brought back the spotlight on India's counterinsurgency strategy. It is also raising questions about the country's preparedness to deal ...
Kumar also chided the centre for stopping the funding for three counter-insurgency and anti-terrorist schools with effect from 2015-16.
In the late afternoon, the Rapid Response Units and Iraqi Federal police captured the Al-Harmat neighborhood in western Mosul in a joint counter-insurgency operation. Meanwhile, the Iraqi Army continued to evacuate civilians from from the Musherifa ...
Their work rescuing campesinos from the vicious counterinsurgency campaign of the Salvadoran military -- bringing food, clothing and medical supplies to people fleeing that repression and their documentation of human rights abuses -- had attracted the ...
The probe, according to Palabay, would eventually "engage and convince the Duterte administration to veer away from militarist policies and withdraw its counterinsurgency program" given the gravity of human rights abuses committed by the government ...
As a result of its experience and skill with counterinsurgency fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan, the army's training, doctrine and weapons development is sharpening its focus on armored vehicles, long-range precision weapons and networking technologies ...
The recent tragic loss of 26 troopers of the CRPF in Sukma shocked the nation. The Group of Ministers, constituted to study the Kargil Review Committee Report, had designated the CRPF as the lead counter-insurgency (CI) force of the country. Thereafter ...
Drivers of Sumo passenger vehicles demonstrated in Shopian on Friday and accused government forces of risking their lives by using their services in counter-insurgency operations, a day after a Sumo driver ferrying soldiers was killed in militants' ambush.
Bhopal: Senior security advisor in the Union home ministry K. Vijay Kumar on Friday pulled up the Chhattisgarh police for not extending cooperation to Central Reserve police Force (CRPF) in counterinsurgency measures being undertaken in the conflict ...
Srinagar: As the ground situation in Kashmir continues to slip out of the grip of government forces, the counter-insurgency establishment is apprehensive of a possible escalation in offensives by militants. Bank robberies and attacks on government ...
With a decrease in combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan in recent years, the army has been adapting its training focus to incorporate a broader spectrum of mechanized warfare, force-on-force threats following 15 years of counterinsurgency. This is ...
David Galula, a 1960s French counterinsurgency expert and veteran of the Algerian war, echoed Mao Tse Tung when he argued that insurgents move among the population as fish move through the water.
Nevertheless, the idea that India's counterinsurgency campaigns against the Maoists are failing is false, as is the idea that the police and Central paramilitary Forces (CPMFs) currently deployed are incapable of delivering (and the corollary, often ...
With a decrease in combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan in recent years, the army has been adapting its training focus to incorporate a broader spectrum of mechanized warfare, force-on-force threats following 15 years of counterinsurgency. This is ...
Senior security advisor in the Union home ministry K. Vijay Kumar has visited Chhattisgarh' conflict zone of Bastar second time in three days to review counterinsurgency strategy following a "confidential" report submitted by the NIA in the wake of ...
The United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Steward Symington has commended troops of Operation Lafiya Dole and members of their families, for the great job and sacrifice in combating insurgency and terrorism in the North East Nigeria.
Laleh Khalili has no doubts - the logistics and infrastructure of counterinsurgency are as significant as the actual fighting.
It has been decided in a high-level meeting of senior officers that the focus of counter-insurgency would be shifted to core Maoist areas in a 1,000 sq km area between Dornapal-Jagarg-unda in Sukma district by mobilising forces from elsewhere in the ...
Every time there is an ambush of our forces by the Maoists, the usual refrain is "why don't we send in the military". The military is not a silver bullet that can solve a counter-insurgency (COIN) issue. There are many reasons why COIN ops are vastly ...
terrorism is the world's most troublesome monster. Nations dread it; individuals resent it. And the rapidity terrorism has spread its tentacles and the sophistication it has attained within a short while have remained issues on the front burner of ...
"We have decided to change the strategy. We have learnt some lessons. While I cannot go into the details, I can tell you that we will undertake re-deployment of our forces and will also enhance the quantity and quality of special counter-insurgency ...
FILE PHOTO - President of the Alliance for the Future of Kosovo (AAK) Ramush Haradinaj, a Kosovo Albanian former guerilla commander who served briefly as prime minister, speaks during an interview with Reuters at the AAK headquarters in Pristina ...
Five centuries on, it's hard not to miss how little has changed in India's counter-insurgency paradigm: Even today, planners depend on gargantuan concentrations of forces, coupled with denial of access to population centres, to dominate the physical ...
The Bangladesh Chief of army Staff, General Abu Shafiul Huq has urged the Nigerian Army to adopt both political and diplomatic lines of operations in its ongoing fight against Boko Haram in the country.
During my 21 years in the U.S. Army, I served in Germany, Korea, Iraq, and Afghanistan, and I saw combat ranging from high-intensity armored fighting to a military trainer, and finally in traditional counterinsurgency battles. I can tell you without ...
H.R. McMaster and Secretary of Defense James Mattis, who rose through the ranks fighting the counterinsurgency campaign in Iraq.
The Bangladesh Chief of army Staff, General Abu Shafiul Huq has urged the Nigerian Army to adopt both political and diplomatic lines of operations in its ongoing fight against Boko Haram in the country.
The Bangladesh Chief of army Staff, General Abu Shafiul Huq has pledged support in assisting the Nigerian Army counter insurgency in the country through the training of Nigerian military personnel. The Bangladash Army Chief, who made this known on ...
The Bangladesh Chief of army Staff, General Abu Shafiul Huq has pledged support in assisting the Nigerian Army counter insurgency in the country through the training of Nigerian military personnel. The Bangladash Army Chief, who made this known on ...


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