Cohen, Raphael S.



Cohen, Raphael S. 2010. A Tale of Two Manuals. Prism Vol. 2, no. 1 (December): 87-100. http://www.ndu.edu/press/lib/images/prism2-1/Prism_87-100_Cohen.pdf (accessed 21 July 2011).

This article describes the relative impacts of two manuals on counterinsurgency (COIN): Field Manual 3-24, Counterinsurgency and the U.S. Government Counterinsurgency Guide. It discusses why the former became a part of the accepted COIN literature while the latter was never widely read or distributed. This article highlights the limitations of doctrine in shaping institutional behavior in a civilian interagency environment.


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