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Author Jones, Seth G., 1972-

Title Reintegrating Afghan insurgents / Seth G. Jones
Published Santa Monica, CA : RAND, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (x, 27 pages) : color illustrations
Series Occasional paper ; OP327
Occasional paper (Rand Corporation) ; OP327
Contents Preface. -- Figures and Table. -- Summary. -- Chapter one: Factors that enable reintegration ; Perception of Winning; Coercion. Addressing grievances. -- Chapter two: Reintegration procedures; Proactive efforts; Screening. -- Holding and security procedures; Incentives; Engagement of tribal and other leaders; Information operations; Active use of personnel. -- Chapter three: Conclusions: reintegration from the bottom up. -- Notes
Summary Successful counterinsurgency requires getting insurgents to switch sides. Former insurgents provide an invaluable source of information on their previous colleagues, and can ultimately cause momentum to shift toward counterinsurgent forces. This document examines reintegrating mid- and low-level insurgents into their local communities in Afghanistan and outlines steps to facilitate that reintegration process. The author discusses the factors that increase the likelihood of reintegrating fighters and the key options for fighters as they consider reintegration. Finally, he outlines operational and tactical steps that should be taken when insurgents consider reintegration
Notes Title from PDF title screen (RAND, viewed on July 21, 2011)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 23-27)
Notes The research described in this report was prepared for the Marine Corps Intelligence Activity. The research was conducted within the RAND National Defense Research Institute, a federally funded research and development center sponsored by the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Joint Staff, the Unified Combatant Commands, the Navy, the Marine Corps, the defense agencies, and the defense Intelligence Community under Contract W74V8H-06-C-0002
Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Subject Counterinsurgency -- Afghanistan.
Soldiers -- Rehabilitation -- Afghanistan.
Afghanistan -- Armed Forces -- Demobilization.
Genre/Form Technical reports.
Form Electronic book
Author National Defense Research Institute (U.S.)
Rand Corporation.
LC no. 2011027832
ISBN 0833051385