New COIN Manual

The new, revised Counterinsurgency Field Manual has been published — and I’m pleased to see that it’s actually incorporated a lot of my work on governance and legitimacy (including a page-and-a-half quote from a report I wrote in 2012, and reference to my PhD thesis)! I think this is the first big-time citation of my work. And I actually agree with about 67% of the way they framed the issues of legitimacy and governance (and strongly disagree with the rest, sigh — EDIT: see subsequent commentary on my disagreements).