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?