Ep 020 "COIN Malpractice: Lessons Never Learned (Part One)"

Chasing Ghosts: An Irregular Warfare Podcast by Bill Buppert

Episode notes

It appears the West just can't get counterinsurgency right. I talk about some of the framework ideas that would be good lessons learned for those who I think wisely and would try to avoid COIN. The major takeaway is that insurgencies are rather antifragile and bureaucracies are the enemy of effectiveness and innovation.


Nassim Taleb Incerto: Fooled by Randomness, The Black Swan, The Bed of Procrustes, Antifragile, Skin in the Game

Douglas Porch Counterinsurgency: Exposing the Myths of the New Way of War

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