Pop-COIN and ‘The Death of American Strategy’

A.E. Stahl

In the Third Issue of Infinity Journal (Summer 2011), respected U.S. Army Colonel, Professor of Military History at West Point, and combat battalion commander in Iraq, Gian P. Gentile wrote an article titled, "The Death of American Strategy".[1] In the article, not unlike a number of other pieces penned by Gentile, he relays to his readers that the tactics of so-called Population-Centric Counterinsurgency (Pop-COIN) has "slayed" American strategy. As was to be expected, many reactions have bee...
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