The Insurgents


Subtitled: David Patraeus and the Plot to Change the American Way of War.

The book traces the origin of COIN ideology in the US military, in particular the US Army.


Arthur Lincoln

He worked as an aid to George Marshall during WWII. After the war he had the idea that the West Point Academy should train soldiers not only how to make war but to also have an equal understanding of politics and economics. To this end he went back to West Point and was able to create a new Department of Social Sciences. It became known as SOSH.