Counterinsurgency Leadership in Afghanistan, Iraq, and BeyondBook - 2011
Recent experiences in Afghanistan and Iraq have shown once again the difference that excellent leadership can make in irregular warfare. Thrust unexpectedly into counterinsurgency situations in 2002 and 2003, American commanders had to operate under difficult and constantly changing conditions. Some adapted quickly; others adjusted over a longer period of time with the help of experience and education. Selecting the right commanders became more important than ever to unit effectiveness. We have come a long way in recent years, but opportunities for further improvement in leadership development and command selection remain. The need for leadership goes beyond today's conflicts and lies at the heart of the current debates over the future of our national security organizations and strategy.
Publisher: Quantico, VA : Marine Corps University Press, 2011.
Branch Call Number: D 214.2:AF 3/2
Characteristics: v, 204 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 23 cm.