Appeared in: Volume 9, Number 1
Published on: August 11, 2013
Beyond COIN

The ongoing debate about counterinsurgency tactics is beside the point: American military efforts will continue to founder so long as political goals and military tactics are mismatched.

Colonel Isaiah (Ike) Wilson III is professor of political science and director of the American Politics, Policy and Strategy Program in the department of social sciences at West Point; he is also founding director of the West Point Grand Strategy Program. He is the author of Thinking Beyond War: Civil-Military Relations and Why America Fails to Win the Peace (2007), scheduled for re-publication as a second edition paperback this fall.

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