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Author Olson, Eric T. (Eric Thorne), 1950- author.

Title Some of the best weapons for counterinsurgents do not shoot / Eric T. Olson.

Publication Info. Carlisle, PA : Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, 2010.


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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 139 pages).
text rdacontent
computer rdamedia
online resource rdacarrier
Series The Letort papers
Letort papers.
Note Description based on PDF version; title from title screen (viewed Nov. 8, 2010).
"October 2010."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary "If the U.S. Army's current experience in ongoing overseas operations like those in Iraq and Afghanistan are any indication, reconstruction has beome an integral part of the American way of war. And judging from the disappointing results of reconstruction efforts that such efforts have had on the course of these wars, there is much lacking in the Army's understanding of reconstruction itself and the role that it will likely play in all future operations, especially in counterinsurgencies (COIN)."--P. ix.
Contents Summary -- Introduction -- Reconstruction in times of war : a history -- The Marshall Plan -- Reconstruction in "small wars" : the U.S. experience in the Philippines -- A brief history of the writings about COIN and the role of reconstruction -- Reconstruction and the Vietnam War -- The legacy of Vietnam and "nation building" -- The impact of September 11, 2001 -- A doctrinal review -- The army operational concept -- Reconstruction and full spectrum operations --Full spectrum operations, COIN, and reconstruction -- Where the doctrine is strong -- Looming issues for the practitioner -- Conducting reconstruction in counterinsurgency : an exercise -- The scenario -- Observations -- Discussion of key tasks, priorities, and responsibilities -- Related conclusions -- A framework for reconstruction in counterinsurgency -- The framework : a concept for reconstruction -- Purpose of reconstruction -- Essential elements of reconstruction -- A scheme of reconstruction -- Responsibilities -- Assessment -- Organizing and managing the reconstruction effort -- Organizing the U.S. Government for reconstruction in COIN operations : the policy level -- Organizing the reconstruction effort in the COIN theater -- The level of execution -- Conclusion -- Enhancing army capabilities for reconstruction in counterinsurgency -- Preparation -- Reconstruction preparation of the battlefield -- Training -- Adding reconstruction capabilities to deploying army units -- Capabilities required -- Money as a weapons system -- Army capabilities to set conditions for the success of the civilian effort -- Reconstruction reconnaissance -- Direct assistance to humanitarian relief operations -- Systems to manage reconstruction in COIN : situational awareness -- Systems to manage reconstruction in COIN : decision support -- Tactics for combined reconstruction operations -- Provincial reconstruction teams -- Conclusions.
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Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
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Subject Counterinsurgency.
United States -- History, Military.
Counterinsurgency. (OCoLC)fst00881325
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
DIME (Diplomatic, informational, military, and economic) elements.
Elements of national power.
peacebuilding -- USA.
Genre/Form Military history. (OCoLC)fst01411630
Added Author Army War College (U.S.). Strategic Studies Institute, issuing body.
Other Form: Print version: Olson, Eric T. (Eric Thorne), 1950- Some of the best weapons for counterinsurgents do not shoot (OCoLC)681332293
ISBN 158487466X
Standard No. NLGGC 330520202
Gpo Item No. 0307-A-18 (online)
Sudoc No. D 101.146/3:W 37

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