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The War for Helmand, 2006-11. Helmand. First Cut. From enemy-focused to population-centric. Focus on fighting, 2006-07. 16 bde: ‘attrition of Taliban forces’ 3 Cdo: ‘keeping the Taliban at bay’ 12 Mech: taking the offensive. 52 brigade: new approach. Prize = the population

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The war for helmand 2006 11

The War for Helmand, 2006-11


Helmand

Helmand


First cut

First Cut

From enemy-focused to population-centric


Focus on fighting 2006 07

Focus on fighting, 2006-07

  • 16 bde: ‘attrition of Taliban forces’

  • 3 Cdo: ‘keeping the Taliban at bay’

  • 12 Mech: taking the offensive


52 brigade new approach

52 brigade: new approach

  • Prize = the population

  • Main effort = win their consent

  • Approach = rebalance kinetic and non-kinetic activity


Explaining change

Explaining change

  • New people, new ideas

  • Switch in Taliban tactics

  • Increased resources


More please

More please…


Second cut

Second cut

Evolution of British approach


Game changer

Game changer


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The War for Helmand, 2006-11

Top 5 takeaways


The war for helmand 2006 11

1.Boots on the ground


This is the main coin platform

This is the main COIN platform


Small wars require big armies

Small wars require big armies


The war for helmand 2006 11

Flooding the South


Afghans want these guys

Afghans want these guys


The war for helmand 2006 11

ANSF numbers


The best counterinsurgents

The best counterinsurgents


The war for helmand 2006 11

2.Unity of command


The man and his plan

The man and his plan


The war for helmand 2006 11

3.Bloody business


Coin requires mco

COIN requires MCO


No pain no gain

No pain, no gain


Best avoid big battles in towns

Best avoid big battles in towns


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4.The bad guys


Ain t 10 feet tall

…ain’t 10 feet tall


The other side of the hill

The other side of the Hill


The war for helmand 2006 11

5.The 80%


Developing coin capability

Developing COIN capability


Security first governance foremost

Security first, governance foremost


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