“A Violent Impediment: The Evolution of Insurgent Operations in Kandahar Province, 2003-2007,” Small Wars and Insurgencies, Vol. 19 No. 2 June 2008.

“A Violent Impediment: The Evolution of Insurgent Operations in Kandahar Province, 2003-2007,” Small Wars and Insurgencies, Vol. 19 No. 2 June 2008.

Abstract:

Theorizing about Taliban operations in Afghanistan has its limits and it is possible that Kabul-centric strategies do not adequately address the unique circumstances of each region in the country. How exactly has the Taliban gone about attaining its objectives in Kandahar province and how have those approaches evolved since 2002? And how have the Taliban adapted to coalition forces’ attempts to compete with the insurgency and stamp it out? The answers to these questions are critical in the formulation of any counterinsurgency approach to Afghanistan.

Originally published in Small Wars and Insurgencies.