COUNTERINSURGENCY DIPLOMACY: Political Advisors at the Operational and Tactical Levels
Green, Dan, Military Review
In the conventional war, military action, seconded by diplomacy, propaganda, and economic pressure, is generally the principal way to achieve the goal. Politics as an instrument of war tends to take a backseat and emerges again-as an instrument-when the fighting ends . . . The picture is different in the revolutionary war. The objective being the population itself, the operations designed to win it over (for the insurgent) or to keep it at least submissive (for the counterinsurgent) are essentially of a political nature. In this case, consequently, political action remains foremost throughout the war. It is not enough for the government to set political goals, to determine how much …
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Publication information: Article title: COUNTERINSURGENCY DIPLOMACY: Political Advisors at the Operational and Tactical Levels. Contributors: Green, Dan - Author. Journal title: Military Review. Publication date: June 2008. Page number: 108+. © 2009 U.S. Army CGSC. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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