Publications

Counterinsurgency in Kandahar: Evaluating the 2010 Hamkari Campaign

December 15, 2010

Report #7 details the ISAF & Afghan counteroffensive in Kandahar province during summer & fall 2010; part of Hamkari, the term given to the combined civil-military campaign to weaken the insurgency.

Iraq's Lessons For Transition In Afghanistan

November 15, 2010 - LTG James M. Dubik (U.S. Army, Ret.)

In his December 2009 speech at West Point, President Obama set July 2011 as the beginning of a process of transition in Afghanistan...

Iraq’s Lessons for Transition in Afghanistan

November 15, 2010 - Press ISW

In his December 2009 speech at West Point, President Obama set July 2011 as the beginning of a process of transition in Afghanistan, where geographic or functional responsibilities are to be handed over from the international coalition to the host nation. As policymakers in NATO capitals and practitioners in Afghanistan think about transition, they can take a lesson from the Iraq experience.

"The Afghan Insurgent Group That Will Not Negotiate" (The Atlantic)

October 25, 2010

Negotiating with the Haqqani network, a terrorist organization in Afghanistana nd Pakistan, is not an option.

Creating Police and Law Enforcement Systems

October 13, 2010 - LTG James M. Dubik (U.S. Army, Ret.)

This paper treats one discreet, but not inconsequential, aspect of building partner capacity—that is, creating police and law enforcement systems.

The Haqqani Network

October 12, 2010

The Haqqani network, which has the backing of elements within the Pakistani security establishment, is one of Afghanistan’s most experienced and sophisticated insurgent organizations.

Iraqi Police Priorities (Small Wars Journal)

October 4, 2010 - LTG James M. Dubik (U.S. Army, Ret.)

Iraqi Police Priorities

by LTG (Ret.) James M. Dubik

Published via the Small Wars Journal.

After The Surge: Task Force Raider's Experience in Iraq

October 1, 2010 - Institute for the Study of War

U.S. Army units rotating into Iraq in the fall of 2008 faced new challenges that would test their collective agility, professionalism, competence, and creativity.

The Fight For Marjah (Small Wars Journal)

September 30, 2010 - Institute for the Study of War

In response to violent and rampant insurgent operations in the Taliban stronghold of Marjah, ISAF and the Government of Afghanistan began implementing a population-centric counterinsurgency campaign.

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