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Websites about Counterinsurgency (COIN)
Counterinsurgency (COIN) by SecurityInfoNet
Counterinsurgency in Afghanistan by Afghan War News
Publications and Papers about Counterinsurgency (COIN)
White House, Establishment of the Special Group
(Counter-Insurgency), National Security Action Memorandum
No. 124, January 18, 1962. This NSAM established the Special
Group (C.I.) to ensure that USG organizations recognized that
subversive insurgency is a major form of politico-military
conflict equal in importance to conventional warfare. It further
directs that such recognition is reflected in the organization,
training, equipment and doctrine of the U.S. Armed Forces. It
states that particular attention be paid to the special training
of personnel prior to assignment to military assistance and
advisory groups (MAAGs). Posted on the website of the John F.
Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum.
White House, Training Objectives for Counter Insurgency,
National Security Action Memorandum Number 131, March 13, 1962.
This NSAM directed the training objectives for officer grade
personnel of various departments and agencies (DoD, DoS, CIA,
USAID, USIA) who may have a role to play in counteri-nsurgency
programs as well as in the entire range of problems involved in
the moderization of developing countries. Posted on the website
of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum.
White House, Counterinsurgency Doctrine, National
Security Action Memorandum No. 182, August 12, 1962. President
Kennedy approved the document entitled "U.S. Overseas Internal
Defense Policy" which sets forth a national counter-insurgency
doctrine. Posted on the website of the John F. Kennedy
Presidential Library and Museum