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Meeting the challenges of counter-insurgency and stabilisation operations: strategic issues and options [WP904]

This conference discussed the following points:

  • What future role will counter-insurgency and stabilisation operations have in the security policies of allied governments?
  • What are all the implications of these operations for military doctrine and capability requirements?
  •  How can countries generate adequate civilian expeditionary capability for them?
  •  How can national and multi-national civil-military strategic planning and co-ordination for these operations be made more effective?
  •  In what ways do the trans-national and trans-dimensional characteristics of modern insurgencies, as seen in Afghanistan and Iraq, affect classic counter-insurgency goals such as “winning hearts and minds”?
  •  What might a long-term, strategic counter-insurgency plan for Afghanistan look like?




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