Counterinsurgency in Afghanistan

Counterinsurgency in Afghanistan

by Seth G. Jones




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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780833041333
Publisher: RAND Corporation
Publication date: 05/22/2008
Series: Rand Counterinsurgency Study Ser.
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Seth G. Jones (PhD, Political Science, University of Chicago) is a senior researcher at RAND. Areas of expertise include the Middle East, Arab-Israeli peace process, and European security.

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