Beefing Up COIN-lite in Afghanistan and Pakistan

Mullick, Haider
December 2009
World Politics Review;12/11/2009, p1
The article discusses the so-called counterinsurgency (COIN)-lite strategy of the administration of U.S. President Barack Obama in Afghanistan and Pakistan. According to the author, the strategy, which combines armed nation-building and tactical annihilation of the enemy, is not effective in the long-term. A failing nuclear state is said to have driven the U.S. strategy in Pakistan. The author advises the president to clarify that the COIN-lite strategy will be modified in the future.


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