counterinsurgency environment. It is based on existing doctrine and lessons learned from recent
combat operations. To make this text useful to leaders involved in counterinsurgency operations regardless of where
these operations may occur, the doctrine contained herein is broad in scope and involves principles
applicable to various AOs. This is not focused on any region or country. Insurgencies
have some common characteristics, but their ideological basis may vary widely. Fundamental to
all counterinsurgencies is the need to help local authorities establish safety, security, and stability,
because insurgents thrive on chaos and instability.
This publication uses the term insurgent to describe those taking part in any activity designed to
undermine or to overthrow the established authorities.
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