Cover: Evidentiary Validation of FM 3-24

Evidentiary Validation of FM 3-24

Counterinsurgency Worldwide, 1978-2008

Published in: Joint Force Quarterly (JFQ), Issue 60, 1st Qtr 2011, Jan. 2011, p. 126-128

Posted on on January 01, 2011

by Christopher Paul, Colin P. Clarke

Discusses the demonstrated efficacy of the COIN principles embodied in FM 3-24, historical evicence and data collected from 30 case studies for recent resolved insurgencies. The vast majority of governments and COIN forces that adhered to multiple tenets of the field manual prevailed over the insurgencies they opposed.

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