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Historical past indicates that an stricken country needs to itself defeat an insurgency politically and militarily, and tips to assistance is to provide suggestion, education, and gear.

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S. activities would be to give the partner government the resources and training so that it could take the political, military, economic, and other initiatives that would convince the people that the government is worthy of their allegiance. S. S. S. activities in Afghanistan and Iraq might be conducted to better support this objective. 7 Although the emphasis here is on military assistance, we recognize that support to the host nation’s police, security, and intelligence organizations is especially critical and should precede or occur in parallel with military assistance.

9 If this claim is correct, the new counterinsurgency era is likely to be protracted, and substantial resources, both human and material, will have to be committed to preparing the military to respond. Allocating these resources effectively requires an understanding of the nature of the challenges counterinsurgency poses, whether the United States allocates them directly or indirectly through support for friendly governments threatened by insurgents. S. News & World Report, August 1, 2005, p. 26.

Tomes, “Relearning Counterinsurgency Warfare,” Parameters, Vol. XXXIV, No. 1, Spring 2004; and Lester Grau, “Guerrillas, Terrorists, and Intelligence Analysts,” Military Review, July–August 2004. 9 Quoted in Robert Burns, “Army Chief Says Islamic Extremist Threat is Like a ‘Cancer’ that Will Linger,” Associated Press, June 15, 2004. 30 Air Power in the New Counterinsurgency Era Toward that end, this chapter will offer four very broad principles national security planners should bear in mind as they develop strategies, forces, and technology for counterinsurgency.

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