Small Wars Journal

COIN and IW in a Tribal Society

Mon, 02/04/2008 - 7:02pm
Version 2.0 of Counterinsurgency and Irregular Warfare in Tribal Society

The COIN and Irregular Warfare in Tribal Society Pamphlet is designed to assist staff officers, non-commissioned officers, soldiers and Marines in conducting COIN and irregular warfare operations in a tribal society.

This pamphlet provides a general overview of tribal society and behavior to gain an appreciation of the cultural operating environment. The pamphlet is based on the premise that the key component of COIN and irregular warfare is to effectively communicate intent within the cultural frame of reference of the target audience.

Recommendations for improvement to this pamphlet are encouraged from commands as well as individuals.