Counterinsurgency and Military Culture: State Regulars versus Non-State Irregulars
This chapter discusses the US military challenge of fighting insurgents as nonstate irregular combatants. The author explains military culture and how US doctrinal concepts for irregular war emerged a decade after the US operation in Somalia. He outlines US military cultural preferences for regular warfare and the resulting aversion to irregular warfare having an impact on the US operation in Somalia 1992-1994 and other operations.
© 2008 Baltic Defence College
Robert M Cassidy