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Afghánská mise: druhá strana mince
The Afghan Mission: The Other Side of the COIN

Author(s): Luděk Moravec
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: Univerzita obrany
Keywords: insurgency; Afghanistan; ISAF; Taliban; NATO; strategy

Summary/Abstract: This article called “The Afghan Mission: The Other Side of the COIN” brings an evaluation of NATO and the Taliban strategies in contemporary Afghanistan. The strategic choice of both actors is researched using the concept of the “centers of gravity” and confronted with a specific situation on the ground. Furthermore, additional attention is paid to the struggle for hearts and minds and its role in NATO’s strategy. The paper is concluded with the determination of a single center of gravity of the NATO-Taliban confrontation which is offered as the evaluation criterion for further steps to be used in the Afghan war.

  • Issue Year: 10/2010
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 5-13
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: English
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