British involvement in the South American country’s counter-insurgency conflict thus began long before it became publicly known, writes John McEvoy.
Tag: Counterinsurgency Warfare
US Collected 4.8 Million Biometric Records of Afghans
Margaret Hu calls it a lesson in the life-and-death consequences of data collection in conflict zones.
Record Afghan Opium Crop Signals Violent Year for U.S. Forces
As poppy cultivation in Afghanistan increases, more funds are likely supporting the Taliban’s insurgency, portending a tough year ahead for U.S. occupiers, write Will Porter and Kyle Anzalone.
The Criminal ‘Laws’ of Counterinsurgency
A new book traces how the CIA and U.S. counterinsurgency warfare operatives adopted lessons from the Nazis’ fight against the partisans and evolved into a dangerous law onto themselves, writes retired JAG Major Todd E. Pierce.
Stifling Dissent on the Upper East Side
Exclusive: Modern U.S. counterinsurgency doctrine doesn’t just target people in faraway lands where the U.S. military is battling some uprising. It also takes aim at Americans whose dissent might undermine those wars, possibly explaining the strange arrest of Ray McGovern, writes…