The purpose of
The Counterinsurgency Training Center
is two-fold. First, to provide a common language andframework for counterinsurgents currently engaged in Afghanistan, as well as those involved inyet-foreseen conflicts. While each insurgency is unique, the principles, processes, and tools inthis
are intended to be broadly applicable. The second purpose is to provide astructured cognitive process
and supporting tools
whereby counterinsurgents can translateexisting counterinsurgency doctrine and theory into practical application. The intended audiencefor this
is operational and tactical level U.S./NATO/Coalition counterinsurgents,military and non-military alike.Note: This guide is not meant to replace or supersede existing NATO, United States, Coalition,or Host Nation counterinsurgency doctrine. The
is meant to enhance the applicationand understanding of counterinsurgency doctrine by providing an abbreviated and consolidatedguide to existing doctrine.
CTC-A enhances coalition
forces, Afghan National Security Forces, and other GIRoA agencies‘
capabilities to reduce insurgent influence through the delivery of regionally-focused, timely, andrelevant best practice counterinsurgency training and education that fosters greater unity of effortamong all stakeholders in order to facilitate the development of a secure and stable Afghanistan.