Missing links: The evolution of German counter-insurgency thinking

Timo Noetzel*, Benjamin Schreer

*Corresponding author for this work

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The need for COIN operations to tackle the Taliban insurgency in Afghanistan is accepted by most coalition members. The German army has yet to adapt to this development. This article examines why the German political establishment still contests the need for counter-insurgency tactics in northern Afghanistan.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)16-22
Number of pages7
JournalRUSI Journal
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2009
Externally publishedYes


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