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In this section the articles are concerned with current counter-insurgency campaigns and issues. Of course, some of these small wars have been going on for some time and with different insurgent groups at the fore, such as in the case of the Philippines or Afghanistan. Yet, they are all classified as 'COIN Today' or current counter-insurgency fights because they continue to cause blood-shed and destruction in their respective locales regardless of which group now makes manifest their predilection for violent politics.

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Interview with David Loyn

David Loyn is a BBC Correspondent for Afghanistan and a Fellow of the Alexandrians. Interviewed by Dr. Geoffrey DT Shaw (president of the Alexandrian Defense Group/counterinsurgency.com). Key features include a discussion of Islamic State's would-be incursion into the land of the Taliban, etc.

Michael Savage Interviews Walid Shoebat

(9-23-14) on Syria Strikes & ISIS

Inside the Mind of a Young Suicide Bomber

NDS Spokesperson Lutfullha Mashal held his third news conference in as many weeks today at NDS. The ninety minute news conference took on the appearance of a courtroom. Four suspects in orange prison jumpsuits testified to reporters about their involvement in recent suicide incidents and/or the planning for attacks. One of the suspects was Mohammed Khan, 33 years-old, arrested in helping to plan the attack on the Finest Supermarket in Kabul.


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A Broad View Of Strategic Operational And Tactical Possibilities

By Major Agha H Amin (Retired)

This brief paper is a hypothetical visualization of various strategic,operational and tactical possibilities in the Af Pak Region.


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Balochistan - Land of Fear - [by Agha H. Amin]

What the Mongols, Iranians or the British could not do was done by a naive usurper in a day. Balochistan was transformed with the murder of Nawab Akbar Bugti.


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Social Media Lessons Learned for Political Engagement COIN Sequitur? - [by Terry Tucker, Ph.D.] Terrorism and Tribal Dynamics - [by Khalid Aziz] Over-Burdened Soldiers - Lessons From The Bush Wars Of Souththern Africa - [by Pierre van der Walt] Language, Culture, and Doctrinal Convergence of Trends in Full Spectrum Operation's - [by Terry Tucker, Ph.D.] Time for Careful Planning - [by Khalid Aziz] Anti-insurgency Report Card - [by Khalid Aziz] Crisis in Ties with Afghanistan - [by Khalid Aziz] Implementing the resolution - [by Khalid Aziz] Endgame in Afghanistan - [by Khalid Aziz] The Emerging Crisis - [by Khalid Aziz] The Real Cost of 9/11 - [by Khalid Aziz] A Decade of Terror - [by Khalid Aziz] Reality Begins to Dawn - [by Khalid Aziz] Dynamics of Fata Reforms - [by Khalid Aziz] What Pakistan Can Learn - [by Khalid Aziz] Bin Laden's Last Laugh - [by Khalid Aziz] Semantics of Terrorism - [by Khalid Aziz] Role of Communication in Radicalization of Swat - [by Khalid Aziz] Time for Unity - [By Khalid Aziz | From the Dawn Newspaper 20 May 2011] Osama bin Laden - [By Khalid Aziz | From the Dawn Newspaper 6 May 2011] Late Colonel Imam , A man of action - [By Brigadier Yasub Dogar] Attacks on NATO Oil Tankers - [by Agha H. Amin] FC in Counter Insurgency Role in Balochistan - [by Agha H. Amin] Balochistan and the NWFP - [Major A.H. Amin] Why Waziristan Cannot be Conquered - [by Agha H. Amin] How America Corrupted Afghanistan: Grand Strategic Contradictions in US Military in Afghanistan - [Ret. Major Agha H. Amin] Pakistans Role in US NATO Afghan War and Claims of Pakistani State about War on Terror and its Bill and Losses - [Ret. Major Agha H. Amin] Operation Moshtarak: Lessons Learned By, With and Through: The Intelligence Driven Endeavor PANJWAYEE - The Taliban's Pathway to Power - [By Robert Gully] Fighting in Afghanistan: Lessons from the Soviet Intervention, 1979-89 - [Geoff Shaw and David Spencer] Losing the War One Doctrinal Mistake at a Time - [by Andy Wehrle] Commander International Security Assistance Force Counterinsurgency Guidance - Global Insurgents and their Weapons - By William Stroock A Model Counterinsurgency: Uribe's Colombia (2002-2006) vs FARC - Thomas A. Marks Ph.D. Israel's War on Terror - By William Stroock Explaining Local Forces: Everyone Except Nepal has Them - By Dr. Thomas A. Marks Explaining Prachanda: Nepalese People's War Follows Classic Formula - By Dr. Thomas A. Marks How to Win in Afghanistan - Sebastian L. v. Gorka Afghanistan's Ghosts: 2006 Counter Insurgency and the Human Terrain - Col. Mike Williams USMC (Ret) Bear or Phoenix, Russia Rising - William Stroock No Sign until the Burst of Fire Understanding Human Dynamics - >By the Defense Science Board Task Force

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