The Afghan Mission: The Other Side of the COIN

Obrana a Strategie. 2010;10(2):05-13

 

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Journal Title: Obrana a Strategie

ISSN: 1214-6463 (Print); 1802-7199 (Online)

Publisher: University of Defence

LCC Subject Category: Military Science

Country of publisher: Czech Republic

Language of fulltext: English, Czech

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AUTHORS

Luděk MORAVEC

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Double blind peer review

Editorial Board

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Time From Submission to Publication: 8 weeks

 

Abstract | Full Text

This article called “The Afghan Mission: The Other Side of the COIN” brings an evaluation of NATO and the Taliban strategies in contemporary Afghanistan. The strategic choice of both actors is researched using the concept of the “centers of gravity” and confronted with a specific situation on the ground. Furthermore, additional attention is paid to the struggle for hearts and minds and its role in NATO’s strategy. The paper is concluded with the determination of a single center of gravity of the NATO-Taliban confrontation which is offered as the evaluation criterion for further steps to be used in the Afghan war.