Wednesday, December 9, 2009
COIN by Obama
Eliot Cohen, a professor at Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies, has wrote an article discussing Obama's counterinsurgency (COIN) plans for Afghanistan. This plan is the endorsement of McChrystal's objectives of securing the population in the cities, establishing effective rule and legitimate government, and trying to defeat the Taliban (among other objectives). Cohen discusses the plan or strategy that Obama has adopted and then goes on to identify books and publications that one could read to help understand the art of counterinsurgency. An article worth reading. See the article at "Obama's COIN toss", The Washington Post, December 6, 2009.