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A New IO Strategy

Prevention and Disengagement

Published May 31, 2006

by Edward O'Connell, Cheryl Benard

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The insurgency in Iraq is increasingly carried out by paid-for-hire recruits and youth. The authors of this piece believe that to counter this, U.S. forces must focus their efforts at preventing the enemy foot-soldiers from enjoining the battle and, on the other end, disengaging them — or dissuading, deterring, and turning them when possible. Only such a novel and proactive approach will yield the results we desire.

Originally pubished in: Strategic Insights, Volume V, Issue 5, May 2006.

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