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Maj.-Gen. Rogers Nicholas, the Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, says the ongoing counter-insurgency operation is guided by Rules of Engagement and respect for human rights. Nicholas also disclosed that over 3,000 persons were rescued by troops from Boko Haram captivity in the past few ...
Ned Dalby is a senior research analyst with International Crisis Group and lead contributor to the new report, Double-Edged Sword: Vigilantes in African counterinsurgencies. He joins me to discuss the origin, operation, and demobilization of these groups, their role in counterinsurgency, and ultimately, ...

The Nigerian army says it has inducted a unit of Cameroon defence forces into the Lafiya Dole operation to fast-track the campaign against Boko Haram insurgents. Onyema Nwachukwu, deputy director, army Public Relations, operation Lafiya Dole, disclosed this in a statement issued in Maiduguri.
The Taliban was and remains an insurgency. It must be dealt with as an insurgency by focusing on the human terrain. The government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (GIRoA) must develop and pursue an Indigenous Counter Insurgency (COIN) campaign focused on the principles of security, ...
This essay provides the perspective of a Foreign Service Officer who was involved in Vietnam in several capacities, including Civil Operations and Revolutionary Development Support (CORDS), during 1965-75. He maintains that the South Vietnamese, with massive U.S. assistance, were decisively ...
Chhattisgarh: Security forces gun down two Naxals in counter-insurgency operation in Sukma district ... "A joint team of CoBRA (commando battalion for resolute action) 201st battalion - a CRPF specialised unit, and local police had launched the counter-insurgency operation in the jungles of Chintalnar, ...

Having undertaken that difficult transition in Iraq, the U.S. military knows how to move from conventional war to counterinsurgency. While the United States should take a back seat to South Korea during any potential reunification and post-Kim stabilization, Washington must be prepared to help South Korea, ...
New Delhi: Officers dealing with counter-insurgency operations and investigations, maoists, narcotics trade, security of civil airports and government installations; and disaster relief will be awarded medals this Republic Day, with at least two CRPF officers even getting Shaurya Chakras for their bravery.
In a press conference with journalists on January 15, the Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that Russia will continue supporting Pakistan's counterinsurgency (COIN) and counter-terrorism (CT) efforts. "You rightly noted the intensification of our cooperation in the fight against terrorism," said ...
Sotera Defense Solutions Incorporated, Herndon, Virginia, was awarded a $10,271,933 modification (P00012) to contract W911NF-16-C-0005 for Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency research and development effort titled "technology Demonstrations and Assessments Using a Data science ...
Yet the Sahel region has never been so militarised; it is rife with insurgencies and counter-insurgency forces of various stripes. Relative veterans from France and the United States have recently been joined by troops from Italy and Germany, and by a new regional coalition, as well as by forms of warfare ...
"In 2017, our focus of the operations was in South Kashmir. This year it will shift to North Kashmir's Baramulla, Pattan, Handwara, Kupwara, Sopore and Lolab and some northern areas of Bandipore so that the infiltration can be thwarted there," he said. Acknowledging that China is exerting pressure on the ...
The Minister of Defence Mansir Dan-Ali has said Nigeria and Cameroonian troops are carrying out joint counter terrorism operations in parts of North East Nigeria. The Minister made this known on Friday at the National mosque in Abuja, shortly after the Juma'at prayer for the 2018-armed forces ...
Yet the Sahel region has never been so militarised; it is rife with insurgencies and counter-insurgency forces of various stripes. Relative veterans from France and the United States have recently been joined by troops from Italy and Germany, and by a new regional coalition, as well as by forms of warfare ...
The Coalition on Truth and Justice, CTJ, has called on the Chief of army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, to sustain early year successes on counter insurgency campaigns. The group, while addressing the press on the success recorded so far by the Nigerian army in the fight against the extremists in Kaduna ...
police said reinforcements of army soldiers and counterinsurgency police encircled the camp and exchanged gunfire with the assailants. In the subsequent fighting, three more paramilitary soldiers and two suspected rebels were killed. Another soldier died of cardiac arrest while being evacuated along with ...
In the past couple of weeks so much has been said and reported, particularly in the new media about the so called resurgence of Boko Haram insurgency and the progress or lack of progress in the efforts of the armed forces of Nigeria to deal with the crisis. A few of the reports and commentaries have ...

The Nigerian Air Force, without doubt, is deeply involved in the counter-insurgency operations from the very beginning. Except that much of the activities of the Nigerian Air Force, in this regard, have gone unpublicised. And, I think a major reason for this as I have had cause to mention to somebody before, ...
In late December 1967, the government of South Vietnam announced a reorganization of its war effort against the country's Communist insurgency. Effective immediately, all South Vietnamese counterinsurgency activities became part of a new program known as Phuong Hoang, a reference to a magical ...
India has off-late witnessed a surge in insurgency related incidents in the Kashmir Valley. The military response has been swift and the counter-insurgency campaign has gone full throttle. However, any evaluation of this latest exercise in counter-insurgency based purely on the numbers might infuse a false ...
In appointing Mr Dineshwar Sharma, former Director intelligence Bureau, as its interlocutor for Kashmir, conventional wisdom would have us believe that the central government has displayed a newfound willingness of much needed political resolve in its attempt at finding a genuine solution to the ...
President Muhammadu Buhari knows the appealing burden of leadership. Anywhere a leader finds him, there are huge responsibilities and enormous expectations, no matter how infinitesimal the position entrusted to him. Buhari knows a leader who sets his eyes on honest and dedicated leadership finds ...
Nigeria's Chief Of Air Staff, Air Vice Marshal Saidque Abubakar says the Airforce has re-strategized its operations in the north east to successfully execute the war against insurgency. Speaking at the fourth quarter chief of air staff conference in Abuja, Abubakar said the aim of the conference is to re-appraise air operations in ...
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has reorganized air component of the counter insurgency war in the north-eastern part of the country tagged 'Operation Lafiya Dole.' The Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadiq Abubakar stated this yesterday at the CAS Fourth Quarter Conference 2017 in Abuja. He said the ...
Leadership has many trappings. It attracts an irresistible allure and at the same time ensnares dangerously. Those who fail to create impact in leadership are constrained in multiple ways. Impactful leadership entails much more than merely possessing the qualities or knowledge of leadership virtues, but ...
counterinsurgency seems to similarly require a combination of relatively rare attributes for success. ... Each one of these by itself is improbable and, taken together, mean that every time the United States undertakes a counterinsurgency struggle we have a low chance of success, for such success requires ...
A Nigerian military helicopter crashed on 8 January while conducting counter-insurgency operations against Boko Haram fighters in the northeast of the country, national media reported. The incident resulted in "significant damage" to the Mil Mi-17 'Hip' transport and assault helicopter, the Nigerian Air ...
When does 32,200 - 60,000 = 109,000? That seemingly inaccurate equation represents the estimated number of Islamist-inspired terrorists when the war on terror began, how many the U.S. has killed since 2015, and the number that fight today. And it begs the question of just how can the terror ranks grow ...
In the past couple of weeks so much has been said and reported, particularly in the new media about the so called resurgence of Boko Haram insurgency and the progress or lack of progress in the efforts of the armed forces of Nigeria to deal with the crisis. A few of the reports and commentaries have ...
The Chief of army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, said he celebrated the Christmas with troops in Gwoza to attest to the success so far recorded in the ongoing counter insurgency operations in the North-East. Buratai, who spoke at Gwoza, headquarters of Gwoza Local government Area of Borno, also said ...
India has off-late witnessed a surge in insurgency related incidents in the Kashmir Valley. The military response has been swift and the counter-insurgency campaign has gone full throttle. However, any evaluation of this latest exercise in counter-insurgency based purely on the numbers might infuse a false ...
Clashes between troops from the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) and fighters loyal to Musa Hilal erupted when a unit of RSF was ambushed near ...
Ultimately, counter insurgency operations will serve as an effective method of degrading ISIS capabilities to the point that they will no longer ...
Friday's attack on a local mosque in Bir al-Abd that killed at least 305 people will stand as the deadliest terrorist attack in Egyptian history.
Indian army and Jammu police held a joint press conference a day after the encounter in north Kashmir's Hajin area in which six militants were ...
Talk about a slow burn: "Untameable/counter-insurgency" dual single by Merikan was released for MethLab's inner core way back in October, ...
Airbus Defence & Space (DS), Leonardo and IOMAX are pitching current and prospective Middle Eastern customers solutions designed for ...
Jammu and Kashmir High Court directed transfer of 'murder' case of Mohammad Altaf Dar, a famous counter-insurgency officer from Session ...
The Indian contingent had also trained with the elite counter-insurgency forces to imbibe the best practices of counter-insurgency and ...
FILE PHOTO: A suspected Boko Haram member, Usman, after his arrest by members of the Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) Marshall ...
The Bangladesh army personnel will undergo training in anti-terrorismand counter-insurgency operations till December 10. Five senior army ...
They shared operational methodologies, tactics, and procedures specific to counter-insurgency and counter- terrorism operations.
Abu Dhabi-based Calidus LLC is showcasing its B-250 counterinsurgency (COIN) attack aircraft at the 2017 Dubai Air Show. The B-250 is a ...
In a devastating blow to Egypt's counter insurgency efforts, 54 members of the security forces were reported killed during a security operation in ...
This corps is responsible for counter-insurgency operations in Indian states bordering Myanmar -- Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and eastern ...
I was also sent to Fort Benning, Georgia, for counterinsurgency training. ... "We also did some counterinsurgency work in Laos," he continued.
Speaking about the gunfight in Aglar area of district Pulwama in which three Jaish militants were killed, including Masood Azhar's nephew, ...
The military combat exercise is organised to conduct counter-insurgency and counter-terrorism operations in a semi-mountainous jungle terrain ...
A controversial Sudanese counter-insurgency unit said on Nov. 5 it had seized 19 tonnes of hashish in war-torn Darfur, in one of the largest ...
The governor was alluding to Musa Hilal the notorious tribal leader who had been involved in the counterinsurgency campaign in Darfur but ...


 

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