Preventing Local Security Forces from Threatening the State

  • September 01, 2014
  • Lieutenant Colonel John Howard Rochford II

Successful counter insurgency operations require the development of local security forces to police and secure the population. These forces play a crucial role in “holding and building” an area after conventional forces have cleared an area of major resistance forces. The actions taken during the initial organization and recruitment of the force are crucial to ensure the success of the local security forces into the future