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1st SFAB in Afghanistan – A Successful Deployment?
The 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade or 1st SFAB has completed its Afghanistan tour. It was in Afghanistan for much of 2018 with the mission to train, advise, and assist (TAA) the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF). The deployment began in March 2018. The brigade and its many advisor teams redeployed back to their home base at Fort Benning, Georgia during the month of November 2018. The SFAB is a specialized conventional unit built to train, advise, assist, accompany, and enable (TA3E) partner nation forces.
A Time For Sergeants: COIN Success At The Company and Platoon Level In Afghanistan
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Realpolitik in Afghanistan: Pragmatic Influence Required
The defeat of the ISIS self-declared Caliphate in Iraq and the Levant has caused many strategic pundits to refocus on the “ungoverned” areas of Afghanistan and a resurgent Taliban. With the refocus comes much speculation on how to win the hearts and minds of the “Afghans.” One hopes this time around is the last, and perhaps the U.S. will realize that “winning the hearts and minds” may not be necessary to earn cooperation to achieve a mutually beneficial future between the West and Afghanistan…….
Russell Hampsey: Prospective on Leadership
FLORIDA, USA, November 3, 2018 — Russell Hampsey (Russ) is a Florida based cognitive solutions consultant providing integrated results that address needs (both industry and business) while supporting IBM’s business strategies. Over the past 30 years, Mr. Hampsey dedicated a life of service to helping the Department of Defense as a Psychological Operations Officer and government contractor) in order to provide priceless leadership and solutions to those within his reach. The writings that he has provided to Small Wars Journal, Armed Forces Journal and a verity of other publications can be found at RussHampsey.com.
Afghanistan’s Unique Surge
The fight can only be won by listening to Afghan voices
Afghanistan operations have evolved from a Special Forces-centric campaign to one that extends across the general-purpose forces. This shift came when it was recognized that the Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) strategy needed to include a counterinsurgency (COIN) campaign that was embraced by all forces at all levels.
However, as the Counterinsurgency Field Manual points out, “Not everyone is good at COIN. Many leaders don’t understand it, and some who do can’t execute it. … In COIN, a few good troops under a smart junior noncommissioned officer doing the right things can succeed, while a large force doing the wrong things will fail.” ………
Rediscovering the Art of Psychological Operations in the Afghan Counterinsurgency
Perspectives on Modern World History: The Cuban Revolution
320th military police company
U.S. Army Sgt. Jonathon Crespo, the Company Intelligence Support chief, and Russell Hampsey, the Counter-insurgence Advisory and Assistance Team member, visits a shop on a combined patrol with the Afghan border police to a villages near Combat Outpost Chergawtah. Sgt. Crespo is a member of 2nd Platoon, Charlie Company, 1-187th Infantry (Air Assault) assigned to 320th Field Artillery, and Russell Hampsey out of Bagram Airfield working for the Commander of the International Security Assistant Forces, COP Chergawtah, Khowst province, Afghanistan, May 26. Combined Patrol in Combat Outpost Chergawt – Alamy Image ID: HEK3HK
Voices from the Sierra Maestra: Fidel Castro's Revolutionary Propaganda
On 5 November 1956, 82 Cuban revolutionaries based in Mexico boarded a broken-down yacht named La Granma and headed for Cuba. Seven days later the yacht ran aground near the Los Colorados beach in Cuba’s Oriente Province. The landing was well south of the force’s link-up site, where 50 supporters awaited their arrival. Government warships patrolled the coast, and government planes flew overhead. The element of surprise was not a factor.
Three days later, soldiers, tipped off by a local peasant, surrounded the revolutionists and almost annihilated them. From 12 to 20 of the guerrillas survived and escaped to the Sierra Maestra Mountains to continue their fight against Cuban dictator and strongman Fulgencio Batista.1 Twenty-four months later the survivors formed the nucleus of a rebel army that marched to Havana to form a revolutionary government that continues to shape international relations in the Western Hemisphere……
“The COIN Warrior” Waging Influence
The purpose of this document is to flatten the information sharing process across the force and provide information that we have seen throughout the Afghan Theater. The intent is to provide information to personnel in their pre-deployment training at the National and International Training Centers, as well as forces currently operating in the Afghan COIN Environment. The information contained in this document can be utilized as a pocket guide for continual reference.
Since the announcement of the Counterinsurgency Strategy with the publishing of the Integrated Civilian-Military Campaign Plan (ICMCP) we have advised and assisted numerous units from Regional Commands to Platoon sized elements. There are a few common threads that resonate throughout the lower echelons of command and we identified a need to address these universal issues…….
COIN for the Company Commander: A Few Thoughts for Those in the Fight - By LTC (FRA AR) Philippe Moreaux
Referencing Sean McKenna and Russ Hampsey Works