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Friend and/or Foe?

Pettersson, Andreas LU (2011) FKVK01 20111
Department of Political Science
Abstract
The U.S. adaptation to the provoked insurgencies in Afghanistan and Iraq has led to a new groundbreaking doctrine focusing on this “new” insurgency warfare. Counterinsurgency, or COIN, has become a beacon for Western states battling rogue and disparate insurgents. In the cases of Afghanistan and Iraq, PRTs have been chosen to be on the frontlines in this guerilla war. This study mainly seeks to discern problems and benefits arisen from this usage. My theoretical framework also makes it possible for me to prove the connection between PRT and COIN, and explain why PRTs are even used in campaigns like COIN. I have through the studying of debate, doctrinal thinking and argumentation found both similar and different problems and benefits in the... (More)
The U.S. adaptation to the provoked insurgencies in Afghanistan and Iraq has led to a new groundbreaking doctrine focusing on this “new” insurgency warfare. Counterinsurgency, or COIN, has become a beacon for Western states battling rogue and disparate insurgents. In the cases of Afghanistan and Iraq, PRTs have been chosen to be on the frontlines in this guerilla war. This study mainly seeks to discern problems and benefits arisen from this usage. My theoretical framework also makes it possible for me to prove the connection between PRT and COIN, and explain why PRTs are even used in campaigns like COIN. I have through the studying of debate, doctrinal thinking and argumentation found both similar and different problems and benefits in the two cases. (Less)
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author
Pettersson, Andreas LU
supervisor
organization
alternative title
Counterinsurgency and Provincial Reconstruction Team – The Software and Hardware of Modern Battlefield
course
FKVK01 20111
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Counterinsurgency Provincial Reconstruction Team Afghanistan Iraq
language
English
id
1970319
date added to LUP
2011-12-07 11:22:05
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2011-12-07 11:22:05
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  abstract     = {The U.S. adaptation to the provoked insurgencies in Afghanistan and Iraq has led to a new groundbreaking doctrine focusing on this “new” insurgency warfare. Counterinsurgency, or COIN, has become a beacon for Western states battling rogue and disparate insurgents. In the cases of Afghanistan and Iraq, PRTs have been chosen to be on the frontlines in this guerilla war. This study mainly seeks to discern problems and benefits arisen from this usage. My theoretical framework also makes it possible for me to prove the connection between PRT and COIN, and explain why PRTs are even used in campaigns like COIN. I have through the studying of debate, doctrinal thinking and argumentation found both similar and different problems and benefits in the two cases.},
  author       = {Pettersson, Andreas},
  keyword      = {Counterinsurgency
Provincial Reconstruction Team
Afghanistan
Iraq},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Friend and/or Foe?},
  year         = {2011},
}