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Recommended Reading List for Deployment to Afghanistan


Doctrine and Operations

Afghanistan and Pakistan Regional Stabilization Strategy, Office of Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, February 24, 2010.  Accessed here at the Department of State (DoS) website. Available for purchase on Amazon.com here.

JP 3-24, Counterinsurgency Operations, October 5, 2009. PDF file accessed here at dtic.mil. Available for purchase on Amazon.com here

Afghanistan Student Handbook, COIN Leaders Course, September 8, 2009.

FM 3-24.2, Tactics in Counterinsurgency, April 2009. Book available here on Amazon.com and available for reading and download here on the US Army Combined Arms Center as a PDF file (8 MBs).

FM 3-24, Counterinsurgency Operations, December 2006. Book available here on Amazon.com and available for reading an download here on the US Army Combined Arms Center as a PDF file (13 MBs).


Guidance and Directives

COMISAF Night Operations Tactical Directive, December 1, 2011.  Accessed here on the ISAF NATO website.

COMISAF Tactical Directive, November 30, 2011. Accessed here on the ISAF NATO website.

COMISAF COIN Contracting Guidance, September 8, 2010.  Accessed here on the ISAF NATO website.

COMISAF Tactical Directive (Revision 2), August 19, 2010.  News release about the directive can be accessed here on the ISAF website.

COMISAF Counterinsurgency Guidance, August 1, 2010.  Accessed here on the New York Times website.

COMISAF COIN Training Guidance, November 10, 2009.  Available here on the US Army Combined Arms Center website.

COMISAF's Initial Assessment, August 30, 2009.  Accessed here on The Washington Post website.

ISAF Commander's Counterinsurgency Guidance, August 2009.  Accessed here on the ISAF website.

COMISAF Driving Directive, August 26, 2009.

COMISAF Tactical Directive, July 6, 2009.  Accessed here on the ISAF NATO website.

COMISAF Tactical Directive, December 30, 2008.  Accessed here on the ISAF website.

USCENTCOM General Order 1 (GO-1).


More Recommended Reading Those Deploying to Afghanistan

FM 3-07, Stability Operations, October 2008. PDF file available here for reading and download on the US Army Combined Arms Center website.  Manual can be purchased on Amazon.com here.

FM 3-07.1, Security Force Assistance, May 2009. PDF file available here for reading and download on the US Army Combined Arms Center website. Manual can be purchased on Amazon.com here.

David Kilcullen. Twenty-Eight Articles: Fundamentals of Company-level Counterinsurgency, Edition 1, March 2006.  Accessed here on the US Army Combined Arms Center website.


Publications by CAAT

CAAT Security Force Assistance Bibliography. Info and links to websites relating to SFA mission and SFAATs in Afghanistan. Access at CAAT SFA Bibliography.

Guidelines in Partnering for Tranistion.  CAAT Special Report, December 2011.  Accessed here on on March 9, 2012 on publicintelligence.net.

The COIN Warrior Waging Influence: Hints for the Counterinsurgency (COIN) Strategy in Afghanistan.  By Sean McKenna and Russell Hampsey, CAAT, 25 May 2010.  Accessed on Small Wars Journal here on January 16, 2012. (Adobe PDF).

Counterinsurgency from Below: The Afghan Local Police in Theoretical and Comparative Perspective.  By Joe Quinn and Mario A. Fumerton, CAAT, November 2010.  Accessed on Ronna-Afghan website here on January 10, 2012.  (Adobe PDF).

Partnering: A Counterinsurgency Imperative.  CAAT Special Report.  20 September 2010.  Accessed here on Small Wars Journal on January 10, 2012.   (Adobe PDF).

A Time for Sergeants: COIN Success at the Company and Platoon Level in Afghanistan.  CAAT, July 2010.  Accessed on Small Wars Journal here on January 10, 2012.  (Adobe PDF).

Less Boom for the Buck: Projects for COIN Effects and Transition.  CAAT Special Report, April 2011.  Accessed on ISAF portal here on January 13, 2012.

Afghanistan's Unique Surge: The fight can only be won by listening to Afghan voices.  By CAAT, Armed Forces Journal, June 2010.  Accessed here on January 16, 2012.

Rediscovering the Art of Psychological Operations in the Afghan Counterinsurgency.  CAAT Team Member, June, 2010.  Accessed on Small Wars Journal here January 2012.


Other Sources for COIN Documents

US Army Combined Arms Center.  Counterinsurgency Knowledge Center.

Pre-Deployment Afghanistan Reading List.  US Army Combined Arms Center -  Counterinsurgency Knowlege Center.

RAND Corporation - Afghanistan
www.rand.org/topics/afghanistan.html


Books about Counterinsurgency in Afghanistan

Seth G. Jones.   Counterinsurgency in Afghanistan. RAND Counterinsurgency Study, 2008.

Terrence K. Kelly.  Security Force Assistance in Afghanistan: Identifying Lessons for Future Efforts. RAND Corporation, August 2011.

Thomas H. Heneriksen.   Afghanistan, Counterinsurgency, and the Indirect Approach Joint Special Operations University, 2010.

Seth Jones.  In the Graveyard of Empires: America's War in Afghanistan. April, 2010.


 


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