Dynamic Planning for Counter Insurgency in Afghanistan

Counter Insurgency (COIN) Operations must accomplish three tasks simultaneously: ¢ Influence insurgent-minded individuals to adopt a neutral disposition. ¢ Influence neutral-minded individuals to adopt a supportive disposition. ¢ Retain supportive individuals. These operations are conducted in an environment where tensions and hostilities between groups may destabilize a society and provide opportunities for insurgents ¢ This environment may suggest courses of action aimed at reinforcing or widening seams