This fall the Joint Chiefs of Staff released an updated version of the joint publication on counterinsurgency. Joint Publication 3-24, Counterinsurgency, provides joint doctrine for the planning, execution, and assessment of counterinsurgency operations, and builds on and amends the original joint publication that was published in 2009.
Among the changes included in the updated joint publication is the refined definition of “counterinsurgency” as a comprehensive civilian and military effort to both defeat and contain insurgency, as well as address the causes of insurgency. The joint publication also reduces redundancies and improves continuity between Joint Publication 1, Doctrine for the Armed Forces of the United States, and JP 3-0, Joint Operations.
Several appendices have also been added to the joint publication, including appendices on civil military operations, authorities in counterinsurgency operations, and precepts for counterinsurgency.
For more information on Joint Publication 3-24, please follow the link below.
Joint Publication 3-24 Counterinsurgency, Joint Chiefs of Staff