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US military publishes manual to fight insurgents

The U.S. military published a new counterinsurgency manual on Friday that draws on lessons from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and stresses that troops must be able to do more than just fight. U.S. forces battling insurgencies must be ready every day “to be greeted with a hand grenade or a handshake, and to respond appropriately to each,” the U.S. Army and Marine Corps said in a joint statement to launch the manual. The document is the U.S. military’s first new doctrine on fighting insurgencies in some 20 years, although an interim manual was published two years ago. Full Story

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