Theory and Practice of U.S. Counterinsurgency
This course examines counterinsurgency as a core challenge for U.S. statecraft, one that has endured throughout our history and that today is again at the forefront of U.S. national security concerns-and will likely remain both relevant and a challenge for years to come. The course will examine not only military perspectives on counterinsurgency throughout U.S. history but also the theories and practices of political development and sources of rebellion, the U.S. approach and significant limitations to "nation-building," and the broader challenges of developing and executing an integrated U.S. strategy that combines all the tools of statecraft-military forces, intelligence, diplomacy and strategic communications, economic assistance, and public administration support.
"No issue is more current, and more critical to U.S. national security today... It is surprising how little is understood historically about the U.S. approach to counterinsurgency."
-S. John Tsagronis
S. John Tsagronis