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Author Gompert, David C.

Title Heads we win : the cognitive side of counterinsurgency (COIN) / David C. Gompert ; prepared for the Office of the Secretary of Defense
Published Santa Monica, CA : RAND National Defense Research Institute, 2007
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 62 pages) : illustrations
Series Occasional paper ; OP-168-OSD
Rand counterinsurgency study ; paper 1
Occasional paper (Rand Corporation) ; OP-168-OSD
Rand counterinsurgency study ; paper 1
Contents Ch. 1. Introduction -- ch. 2. The mind as central front -- ch. 3. Reordering COIN priorities -- ch. 4. Thoughts of the jihad -- ch. 5. Closing the gap -- ch. 6. Cognitive requirements in global COIN -- ch. 7. Cognitive capabilities for COIN -- ch. 8. Conclusions -- Appendix: Investments and measures to enhance cognitive COIN capabilities
Cover; Preface; Contents; Figures and Table; Summary; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Chapter One -- Introduction: Purpose, Scope, and Definitions; Chapter Two -- The Mind as Central Front; Chapter Three -- Reordering COIN Priorities; Chapter Four -- Thoughts of the Jihad; Chapter Five -- Closing the Gap; Chapter Six -- Cognitive Requirements in Global COIN; Chapter Seven -- Cognitive Capabilities for COIN; Understanding Global Insurgency; Global COIN-Shaping Strategy; Global COIN Operations; Chapter Eight -- Conclusions: Investment and Reform; Appendix; Bibliography
Summary Current U.S. counterinsurgency (COIN) strategy has relied heavily on the use of force against Islamist insurgents-a tactic that has increased their ranks. What is needed instead are stronger cognitive capabilities that will enable more effective COIN against an elusive, decentralized, and highly motivated insurgency-capabilities that will enable the United States to "fight smarter." Cognitive COIN goes beyond information technology and encompasses comprehension, reasoning, and decisionmaking, the components that are most effective against an enemy that is quick to adapt, transform, and regener
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 59-62)
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Subject Counterinsurgency -- Psychological aspects.
Terrorism -- Prevention.
United States -- Military policy.
Form Electronic book
Author United States. Department of Defense.
LC no. 2007003864
ISBN 0833042807 (electronic bk.)
9780833042804 (electronic bk.)
(paperback; alk. paper)
(paperback; alk. paper)
Other Titles Cognitive side of counterinsurgency (COIN)