View Full Version : Marines Probing New Ways to Fight Future Insurgencies

10-10-2005, 01:27 AM
National Defense Magazine at http://www.nationaldefensemagazine.org/issues/2005/oct/uf-marines_probing.htm

"Marine Corps planners are drafting a new strategy for tackling insurgencies in future conflicts. Officials stress that the aim is not to write a war plan for the current conflict Iraq, but rather to generate fresh ideas for countering so-called “irregular” threats in the coming decades. Part of the latest thinking among Marine strategists is the notion that Islamic militant organizations such as Al Qaeda are labeled terrorist organizations when in fact they should be viewed as insurgencies..."

10-11-2005, 12:46 AM
If AQ is an insurgency, what grievance do we address in order to counter this threat? What is the base grievance for their movement?