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Heads we win [electronic resource] : the cognitive side of counterinsurgency (COIN) / David C. Gompert ; prepared for the Office of the Secretary of Defense.

By: Gompert, David C.
Contributor(s): United States. Department of Defense.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Rand counterinsurgency study: paper 1.; Occasional paper (Rand Corporation): OP-168-OSD.Publisher: Santa Monica, CA : RAND National Defense Research Institute, 2007Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 62 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9780833042804 (electronic bk.); 0833042807 (electronic bk.).Other title: Cognitive side of counterinsurgency (COIN).Subject(s): Counterinsurgency -- Psychological aspects | Jihad | Terrorism -- Prevention | United States -- Military policy | TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Military Science | HISTORY -- Military -- OtherGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Heads we win.DDC classification: 355.02/18 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Cover; Preface; Contents; Figures and Table; Summary; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Chapter One -- Introduction: Purpose, Scope, and Definitions; Chapter Two -- The Mind as Central Front; Chapter Three -- Reordering COIN Priorities; Chapter Four -- Thoughts of the Jihad; Chapter Five -- Closing the Gap; Chapter Six -- Cognitive Requirements in Global COIN; Chapter Seven -- Cognitive Capabilities for COIN; Understanding Global Insurgency; Global COIN-Shaping Strategy; Global COIN Operations; Chapter Eight -- Conclusions: Investment and Reform; Appendix; Bibliography;
Summary: Current U.S. counterinsurgency (COIN) strategy has relied heavily on the use of force against Islamist insurgents-a tactic that has increased their ranks. What is needed instead are stronger cognitive capabilities that will enable more effective COIN against an elusive, decentralized, and highly motivated insurgency-capabilities that will enable the United States to "fight smarter." Cognitive COIN goes beyond information technology and encompasses comprehension, reasoning, and decisionmaking, the components that are most effective against an enemy that is quick to adapt, transform, and regener.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 59-62).

Current U.S. counterinsurgency (COIN) strategy has relied heavily on the use of force against Islamist insurgents-a tactic that has increased their ranks. What is needed instead are stronger cognitive capabilities that will enable more effective COIN against an elusive, decentralized, and highly motivated insurgency-capabilities that will enable the United States to "fight smarter." Cognitive COIN goes beyond information technology and encompasses comprehension, reasoning, and decisionmaking, the components that are most effective against an enemy that is quick to adapt, transform, and regener.

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Cover; Preface; Contents; Figures and Table; Summary; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Chapter One -- Introduction: Purpose, Scope, and Definitions; Chapter Two -- The Mind as Central Front; Chapter Three -- Reordering COIN Priorities; Chapter Four -- Thoughts of the Jihad; Chapter Five -- Closing the Gap; Chapter Six -- Cognitive Requirements in Global COIN; Chapter Seven -- Cognitive Capabilities for COIN; Understanding Global Insurgency; Global COIN-Shaping Strategy; Global COIN Operations; Chapter Eight -- Conclusions: Investment and Reform; Appendix; Bibliography;

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