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First, the Philippine government received substantial US support for its counterterror and counterinsurgency campaigns during the global war on terror.
To say that there are no extra-judicial killings in the country, whether perpetrated through counter-insurgency programs or through the war on drugs, is covering up State accountability when its official policies sanctioned the sufferings of the poor ...

The RR, a formidable Counter insurgency Force, has won many laurels in the operations. In addition to fulfilling its primary mandate of securing the Nation, the Force has also conducted several softer measures to win hearts and minds of the people- a ...
The reason this surge will fail like the ones before it is because the United States military insists on a cookie-cutter approach to counterinsurgency, both in how it mans the mission and in the 'solution' we have laid out for the Afghans. Both are ...
Prior to this moment, when insurgents besmirched Nigerian troops on the battlefield of counter-insurgency, Nigerians decried the sophistry of terrorists' weapons against Nigerian military.
Looking beyond counter-insurgency efforts, tough talk about North Korea raises the specter of fighting in that bumpy peninsula.

He is the subject of two ICC arrest warrants, issued in 2009 and 2010, related to his alleged role in Sudan's abusive counterinsurgency campaign in Darfur. The charges are for genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes. However, Momani, who is ...
Prior to this moment, when insurgents besmirched Nigerian troops on the battlefield of counter-insurgency, Nigerians decried the sophistry of terrorists' weapons against Nigerian military.
militants had attacked the residence of a deputy superintendent of police with the counter-insurgency Special Operations Group in south Kashmir's Shopian on January 5. They ransacked the house after failing to find the officer but did not harm his ...
Srinagar: The Central Reserve police Force (CRPF) is likely to become a key player in counterinsurgency (CI) operations, a leap from the secondary role of securing law and order during such operations, a senior CRPF official told Kashmir Reader ...
It is obvious that the acts of harassments in the form of inquiry and investigation, and surveillance on Goingo, shows that the military targets student journalists in forwarding the government's fascist counter-insurgency scheme," the group said in a ...
Although U.S.-led coalition forces abandoned their combat mission in Afghanistan in December 2015, they still maintain considerable airpower in the country -- along with 13,000 ground troops -- to support the government's counter-insurgency efforts.
After the stunning success of Vietnam '65 (81 score on Metacritic and 85 user's review score on steam), the counter-insurgency gaming system created by Johan Nagel is back in a new setting, with a new look and with a monumental list of new features.
It is a misplaced expectation that the CRPF can perform like a paramilitary force with short orientation training at counter-insurgency schools. A police force can never become a paramilitary force, fallacious pretentiousness notwithstanding. The ...
In the years just prior to the war in Vietnam and decades before the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Fort Lewis and Washington state were home to the army's first large-scale experiments in counterinsurgency warfare. Between 1962 and 1965 the Army used ...
... government in Iraq (8 April 2003), Centcom has continued to provide security to the new freely-elected governments in those countries, conducting counterinsurgency operations and assisting host nation security forces to provide for their own defense.".
Mr. Noriega was one of Washington's favorites as early as the 1950s when he was an army officer aiding the Central Intelligence Agency with counterinsurgency tips. What Mr. Noriega really embraced was psychological operations, which helped him ...

The military calls its crackdown on the Muslim minority a lawful counterinsurgency operation to defend the country and has denied the allegations.
This insurgency and counter-insurgency (COIN) is being waged by three distinct Actors: the government of Nigeria, Boko Haram, and the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF).
During the exercise, an Indian infantry battalion called Ekta Shakti of the Punjab Regiment and its counterpart, Durga Buksh Battalion from the Nepalese army, shared their experiences of various counter insurgency operations in their respective countries.
The work of Bernard Fall converges with two contemporary events, one recent and one soon to commence. Fredrik Logevall's spirited New York Times Op-Ed reminded readers, on the fiftieth anniversary of Fall's death, that studying Fall merits the effort ...
"The Oplan Kapayapaan, a counter-insurgency program of the Philippine government, farmer-members of CFA became usual targets of various human rights violations perpetrated by elements of armed forces of The Philippines (AFP) and para-military ...
Small, inexpensive, easy to operate combat aircraft with precision strike capability and long loiter times to provide close air support.
During the exercise, an Indian infantry battalion called Ekta Shakti of the Punjab Regiment and its counterpart, Durga Buksh Battalion from the Nepalese army, shared their experiences of various counter insurgency operations in their respective countries.
(FPRI) - By the time Col. H.R. McMaster led elements of his 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment (3rd ACR) into northern Iraq's Nineveh (Ninewa) Province in May of 2005, he had already established a reputation within the army as a highly-respected and ...
The Indian Army is currently engaged in or has just concluded four separate exercises with the armies of Nepal, Oman, Singapore and the U.S.
K Appa Rao said central armed paramilitary forces like CRPF, BSF and certain elite forces of the army, such as Rashtriya rifles and Assam Rifles were using imported AK-47 rifles in counter insurgency operations and extremist violence. Stay updated on ...
Egypt Struggles to Counter insurgency in Sinai. March 18, 2017 3:39 PM. Noor Zahid. Mohamed Elshinnawi. FILE - An Egyptian Army soldier looks on from his postion at a checkpoint in el-Arish city, the troubled northern part of the Sinai Peninsula, July ...
He also participated in Operation Parakram in 2002 and Operation Rakshak counter-insurgency operation in Jammu & Kashmir in the 1990s and 2000s.
Top official sources told the Excelsior that the Rashtriya rifles would lead the counter-insurgency Grid in Jammu and Kashmir while more troops will be deployed along Line of Control (LoC) and para-military Border Security Force (BSF) on the ...
Sanjukta, who took down 16 Bodo militants and arrested over five dozen tribal insurgents in just 15 months while leading the counter-insurgency movement in the Assam district earlier, arrived here on Thursday from Delhi where she is currently posted as ...
Petreaus will discuss the development of the formal response to the unpreparedness of American Forces: Field Manual 3-24/Marine Corps Warfighting Publication 3-33.5 counterinsurgency. The presentations will be complimented by questions and ...
He also said the base was strewn with litter and slovenly marines and that an antitank weapon had been graffitied with the words "F**k COIN" in reference to "counterinsurgency." Lee's testimony has been contested and judges noted that he and Murchison ...
India is a beautiful country. And India is friendly. They help me in many things." And perhaps, more significantly, "The training is very good.
Meanwhile in the northwestern Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province and tribal areas near the Afghan border, internal displacements due to urbanisation as well as the army counterinsurgency operations have sparked concerns of a demographic imbalance.
During the Vietnam War, DARPA had led a counterinsurgency research program that spanned the globe from Saigon to Tehran and employed hundreds of personnel, but the agency has been largely forgotten.
In December 2016, the theatre commander of Operation Lafiya Dole (the Nigerian military counter-insurgency operation against Boko Haram), Major-General Lucky Irabor declared that the Nigerian military has won the war against Boko Haram.
government soldiers killed, raped and tortured civilians as well as destroying and pillaging civilian property during counter-insurgency operations in the southern and western parts of the country, and both sides committed abuses against civilians in ...
Afghan citizens who have helped American forces in that country are being told that they can no longer apply for special immigrant visas to the U.S.
Pani said that his men apprehended two militants and also busted two over-ground networks in south Kashmir as part of intensified counter-insurgency measures, also aimed at stopping new recruitment in militant outfits. Pani pointed out that militancy ...
This hasn't worked well in Afghanistan - just take a look at the latest report from the special inspector general for Afghan reconstruction - so we shouldn't expect a full-fledged, U.S.
Conflict traps Nigerians by the thousand Hundreds of thousands of people in north-eastern Nigeria remain beyond the reach of aid, trapped between Boko Haram Islamist insurgents and counter-insurgency operations leaving many without food or work, ...
[1] A focus on international terrorism following the September 11th, 2001 attacks, counterinsurgency in Iraq and Afghanistan, the rise of military and economic peer competitors, and the continual blurring of those once well-defined lines between states ...
In Pakistan, there are three distinct categories of militants: the Afghan-centric Pashtun militants; the Kashmir-centric Punjabi militants; and the transnational terrorists, like al-Qaeda.
"What we see is a civilian population who for a bit more than two years has been caught and trapped between, on the one hand, violent attacks by the Boko Haram movement and, the other hand, very strong counter-insurgency operations by the Nigerian ...
Carlos Conde of HRW said "Duterte's counter-insurgency rhetoric is frighteningly reminiscent of his praise and encouragement for police killings of suspected drug users and drug dealers, which has instigated unlawful force and incited violence.
The president said, having collateral damage during counterinsurgency operations may be inevitable. "Anything goes and I will allow the police and the military this time to use all available assets.
Pre-induction mission specific training including counter fidayeen drills is imparted to soldiers before deployment in counter insurgency/counter terrorism operations. Further response mechanism to counter such attacks is well laid down. To meet the ...
It is also the one most like Afghanistan, featuring an elusive enemy, a weak central government and foreign forces attempting, with mixed success, to engage in counter-insurgency operations. If Trudeau's government were picking a UN peacekeeping ...
While attending a memorial service today for four policemen, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte urged the army to "Go ahead, flatten the hills.


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