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?