|The death of doctrine? (Gerome's 'Duel After a Masked Ball', 1857)|
Monday, 28 November 2011
Gian Gentile digs a grave for COIN
The argument in 22 November article in World Politics Review is that strategy must win out over tactics, the latter being the domain of counterinsurgency. It's a subscription article and reiterates many of the points Gentile has raised before. Indeed the debate over tactics, up to operations, up to strategy and how these have been conflated and confused, is made by Hew Strachan in Survival. I'm going to write more on this at a later date, since it's fundamental to the reorientation of warfighting after Afghanistan.