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The End of Counterinsurgency and the Scalable Force | Stratfor

This particular report focuses on the failure of the United States’ recent nation building strategy which has relied on counterinsurgency operations.  It also explores what viable defense strategy may take its place, namely, the broader use of specialized, highly mobile and scalable units to defend key geographical areas which are vulnerable to highly motivated and increasingly well equipped non-state actors.

It is a fascinating look at the logical evolution of US defense strategy as it retools itself to better and more effectively meet increasingly global security demands.  Via Stratfor:

The End of Counterinsurgency and the Scalable Force