Heads we win : the cognitive side of counterinsurgency (COIN)

Current U.S. counterinsurgency (COIN) strategy has relied heavily on the use of force against Islamist insurgents-a tactic that has increased their ranks. What is needed instead are stronger cognitive capabilities that will enable more effective COIN against an elusive, decentralized, and highly mot...

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Main Author: Gompert, David C.
Corporate Author: United States Department of Defense
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Santa Monica, CA RAND National Defense Research Institute 2007, 2007
Series:Rand counterinsurgency study
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Collection: JSTOR Open Access Books - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:Current U.S. counterinsurgency (COIN) strategy has relied heavily on the use of force against Islamist insurgents-a tactic that has increased their ranks. What is needed instead are stronger cognitive capabilities that will enable more effective COIN against an elusive, decentralized, and highly motivated insurgency-capabilities that will enable the United States to "fight smarter." Cognitive COIN goes beyond information technology and encompasses comprehension, reasoning, and decisionmaking, the components that are most effective against an enemy that is quick to adapt, transform, and regener
Item Description: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
Physical Description:xvii, 62 pages illustrations
ISBN:6611181202
0833040219
9781281181206
128118120X
9786611181208
9780833040213