January 20, 2010

Information Operations and the Taliban

A few of you inquired as to the title of that new anthology on counterinsurgency for which Dave Kilcullen contributed an excellent chapter on intelligence. It has not been published yet, but you can pre-order it hereir?t=abumuqa-20&l=as2&o=1&a=0415777658. I myself have a chapter in the anthology on information operations, and I'll confess to wishing I had read Joanna Nathan's useful chapter on the Taliban's information operations before writing my own (which does not focus on Afghanistan and instead looks at Lebanon and Hizballah). Her chapter can be found in Antonio Giustozzi's latest edited volumeir?t=abumuqa-20&l=as2&o=1&a=0231701128, from which I read on the train yesterday and have been really enjoying.