Category Archives: pentathlete

>Update: COIN Curriculum

>I’ve gotten a few responses to a recent post in which I discussed Maj. Neil Smith’s recent SWJ article regarding counterinsurgency instruction in professional military courses. One thing I’ve learned is that counterinsurgency (COIN) instruction seems to vary from course … Continue reading

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>Military Sports Analogies

> I’ve written a bit for Small Wars Journal in the past few months, but nothing has generated as much debate (or, in some cases, agreement) as an article I wrote regarding the Army’s concept of the “pentathlete” leader–leaders who … Continue reading

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>Another leadership vignette for the counter-insurgent

>One of my fellow bloggers in Iraq, Boss Mongo, has commented on a number of personalities well-known in the counterinsurgency field. many of whom have proven to be quite eccentric characters. Last month, Mongo commented on an article from Small … Continue reading

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