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Author Dubik, James M

Title Accelerating combat power in Afghanistan / Lieutenant General James M. Dubik (U.S. Army, Ret.)
Published Washington, DC : Institute for the Study of War, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (16 pages : color illustrations (digital, PDF file))
Series Best practices in counterinsurgency ; no. 2
Best practices in counterinsurgency ; no. 2
Notes in places like Iraq and Afghanistan, growing indigenous security forces -- military, paramilitary police, and local police -- is not an activity that can be understood separate from the overall counterinsurgency strategy. Rather, the effort to grow indigenous security forces is nested within the conduct of offensive and defensive operations to secure the population, attacking insurgents and their networks, improving local-through-national governance capabilities, bringing selected insurgents into the political process, and expanding economic opportunities. Governmental legitimacy emerges over time and, like reconciliation, is facilitated by improved security and better indigenous security forces. The whole is often greater than the sum of its parts. A comprehensive counterinsurgency strategy is such a whole, and 1 should not expect that any of its parts alone can do the job of the whole
December 2009
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Subject Afghanistan National Security Forces
SUBJECT Afghanistan National Security Forces. fast (OCoLC)fst01775601
Afghan War (2001- ) fast (OCoLC)fst01695175
Subject Afghan War, 2001-
Internal security -- Afghanistan
Police training -- Afghanistan
Police -- Afghanistan
Postwar reconstruction -- Afghanistan
Soldiers -- Training of -- Afghanistan
Internal security.
Police training.
Postwar reconstruction.
Soldiers -- Training of.
Form Electronic book
Author Institute for the Study of War (Washington, D.C.)