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Dealing with disputes in Afghanistan: Principles and rules for the tactical level

B Oswald

Small Wars and Insurgencies | Published : 2012

Abstract

This article addresses the principles that should guide commanders, and the rules they must adhere to, when dealing with community disputes in Afghanistan. An important feature of these principles and rules is that they have been developed to ensure that coalition forces minimize the harm caused to the local population; and that members of the coalition do not violate their own laws and policies. The principles and rules have also been developed to be consistent with counterinsurgency guidance as practiced in Afghanistan. The article concludes with a number of 'Dos and Don'ts' concerning dispute settlement that are relevant for coalition forces dealing with disputes at the tactical level. Th..

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