Mansoor, Peter R.; Ulrich, Mark S.
August 2008
Military Review;Aug2008 Special Edition, p21
The article discusses the counterinsurgency (COIN) center of gravity (COG) analysis, a step of COIN intelligence preparation of the battlefield (IPB), to fill the gap between doctrine and tactical results in COIN warfare. The COIN COG analysis translates theory into practice, exposing insurgent lines of operations (LOOs) and suggesting possible counters. Also highlighted are the four steps of COIN IPB to understand the enemy's strategy, get inside his decision cycle, and predict his actions.


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