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Assessing Victory: How to Identify the Correct Measures of Success in Counterinsurgency Warfare – The Case of the Farc in Colombia

Assessing Victory: How to Identify the Correct Measures of Success in Counterinsurgency Warfare – The Case of the Farc in Colombia published on

Authored by Naval Postgraduate School

This study applies net assessment to the Colombian Government’s protracted campaign against the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) in order to determine proper metrics to track progress in counterinsurgency warfare. Net assessment is used to analyze potential centers of gravity to determine the correct center of gravity. Armed with the correct center of gravity, potential critical vulnerabilities are examined. Finally, once the correct critical vulnerability is identified, metrics are assessed, in order to determine which metrics accurately track progress in attacking the identified center of gravity.

As debate exists as to the true nature of the FARC, this book applies the above methodology to the FARC as both an ideological insurgent group and a narco-criminal organization, and identifies different centers of gravity, critical vulnerabilities and metrics in each case.

Publication Date:
Oct 25 2014
ISBN/EAN13:
1502972646 / 9781502972644
Page Count:
78
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8.5″ x 11″
Language:
English
Color:
Black and White
Related Categories:
Political Science / Political Freedom & Security / International Secur

12.95

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