Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Population Control Measures in Kandahar, Afghanistan

One tenet of counterinsurgency is "population control measures".  This is not a new concept - it has been around for quite some time and is usually associated with stability operations or counterinsurgency situations.  It appears that coalition forces are implementing population control measures in the Kandahar region - identification papers, biometrics, and road checkpoints are some examples of these measures.  Read more in "In Kandahar, U.S. tries the lessons of Baghdad", The Washington Post, August 3, 2010.  Read more news about the battle for Kandahar.

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