Air and Land Power in Counterinsurgency Operations: Implications of a Civilian Center of Gravity Sept 6-7, 2007
This conference explored the intersection of air and land forces in counterinsurgency operations. Panels featured discussion on the nature of insurgencies and COIN, the discriminate use of force, the role of intelligence, command and control, and joint doctrine and implementation. The conference was co-organized by the U.S. Army War College and featured participants from the Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, U.S. government, British military, human rights organizations, academia, and the media.
Learning and Integration: Escalation of Force Procedures and Traffic Control Point Operations - March 26-27, 2007
This conference explored escalation of force procedures and traffic control point operations. Input from the conference will be used to help shape a new handbook on U.S. military escalation of force procedures. The conference also addressed the role of the civilian in a counter-insurgency campaign, interactions and communication between an occupying force and the indigenous population, and ways to improve rules of engagement and the use of force in order to mitigate civilian harm. The conference was co-sponsored by PKSOI with the support of CALL and featured participants from the military, universities, the U.S. government, human rights groups, as well as journalists.