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Counterinsurgency in Afghanistan

Counterinsurgency in Afghanistan

Jones, Seth G., 1972-

This study explores the nature of the insurgency in Afghanistan, the key challenges and successes of the campaign, and the capabilities necessary to wage effective counterinsurgency operations. It argues that successful counterinsurgency requires effective indigenous security forces, especially police; a viable and legitimate local government; and the suppression of external support for insurgents

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Published Santa Monica : RAND National Defense Research Institute 2008

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Statement of responsibility: Seth G. Jones
ISBN: 0833041339, 0833045202, 9780833041333, 9780833045201
Note: Print version record.
Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 139-155).
Physical Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 157 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Series: Rand counterinsurgency study ; v. 4
Subject: Afghan War, 2001- Commando operations.; Politics and government; Afghanistan.; Counterinsurgency Afghanistan.; HISTORY Military Afghan War (2001- ); Afghan War (2001- ); Counterinsurgency.; Commando troops.; Afghanistan Politics and government 2001-; TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING Military Science.
Series Title: Rand counterinsurgency study ; v. 4.
Local note: JSTOR Books at JSTOR Open Access


  1. Success in counterinsurgency warfare
  2. The age of insurgency
  3. Insurgents and their support network
  4. Afghan government and security forces
  5. U.S. and coalition forces
  6. Recommendations.