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Title Assessing freedom of movement for counterinsurgency campaigns / Ben Connable [and others].

Imprint Santa Monica, CA : RAND, 2012.


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Description 1 online resource (xix, 70 pages) : color illustrations, map (digital, PDF file).
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
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Series Technical report ; TR-1014-USFOR-A
Technical report (Rand Corporation) ; TR-1014-USFOR-A.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (viewed on January 17, 2012).
"Prepared for U.S. Forces-Afghanistan."
"National Defense Research Institute."
Summary Freedom of movement (FoM) is the actual or perceived degree to which individuals or groups can move from place to place within a given environment or into and out of that environment. FoM is clearly an important consideration in the development of counterinsurgency tactics, operations, and strategies, but it is addressed infrequently and inconsistently in the doctrine and literature on counterinsurgency. A consistent, comprehensive definition of FoM must take into account the range of complexities and challenges posed by the operating environment, as well as the practical reality that FoM means something different to different groups. Focusing specifically on Afghanistan, this examination considers actual and perceived FoM for civilians, coalition and Afghan security forces, government officials, nongovernmental organizations, and insurgents and profiles the factors that influence these groups and affect data reporting in potentially misleading ways. It also serves as a guide for a bottom-up approach to developing sustainable FoM assessment processes that consider the range of variables that can enable and inhibit actual freedom to move and that can affect the subsequent analysis of FoM data. A historical and global review of a sample of the FoM assessment literature and interviews with assessment experts also clarify best practices and gaps in knowledge and capability that assessment staffs could address.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 59-70).
Contents Introduction -- How the concept of freedom of movement can inform assessment -- Analysis of past and current theory and practice -- Recommendations.
Language English.
Subject Freedom of movement -- Afghanistan.
Counterinsurgency -- Afghanistan.
Libre circulation des personnes -- Afghnistn.
Contre-rébellion -- Afghnistn.
Counterinsurgency. (OCoLC)fst00881325
Freedom of movement. (OCoLC)fst00934026
Afghanistan. (OCoLC)fst01205406
Military & Naval Science.
Law, Politics & Government.
Military Science - General.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author Connable, Ben.
National Defense Research Institute (U.S.)
Other Form: Print version: Assessing freedom of movement for counterinsurgency campaigns. Santa Monica, CA : RAND, 2012 9780833059062 (DLC) 2011052091 (OCoLC)771425884
ISBN 9780833077776 (electronic bk.)
0833077775 (electronic bk.)
9780833059062 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
0833059068 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
Standard No. AU@ 000051461334
AU@ 000061155912
GBVCP 1008656453

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