CONTERINSURGENCE is COUNTER-REVOLUTION:
Just 2 examples below of what's an integral part of US-UK history: state terror plus training military forces of dominated nations to kill & die for the enemy
This wad only one campaign in 36 years US genocide in Guatemals
Special Forces "Operation Guatemala" counterinsurgency campaign led by Col. Carlos Arana Osorio kills more than 8,000 people...White Hand and other right wing death squads, believed to be responsible for more than 30,000 deaths over the next seven years.
1970-1990: US counter-insurgency war in El Salvador
9/8/06 www.libcom.org/ history/ 1970-1990-the-war-of-counter-insurgency-in-el-salvador -
The US was losing a major base for regional exercise of force...
'proposal' for more of the same: 'shift' even more burden onto 'partners'...to 'end wars' it cannot win - and 'producing its own gravediggers'
Obama proposes foreign policy shift..
“We must shift our counter-terrorism strategy – drawing on the successes and shortcomings of our experience in Iraq and Afghanistan – to more effectively partner with countries where terrorist networks seek a foothold”...“We have been through a long season of war,” he told the first West Point class to graduate since 9/11 who are unlikely to be sent immediately into combat. In the future “US military action cannot be the only – or even primary – component of our leadership in every instance...."
Afghanistan Troop Draw-Down: Shift from CounterInsurgency to Counterterrorism
7/8/11 CHHS, University of Maryland, Center for Health & Homeland Security
FYI: US military doc. sources