Hunting Leadership Targets in Counterinsurgency and Counterterrorism Operations: Selected Perspectives and Experience

Authored by:
Graham Turbiville
Published on 6/1/2007
Digital Only

This monograph reviews selected foreign experience in targeting insurgent and terrorist leadership. The intent is to provide a limited illustration of many efforts in various countries to locate and neutralize key combatant leaders or support cadres whose capture or death was judged contributive to eliminating a guerrilla or terrorist threat. As a dimension accompanying other counterinsurgency (COIN) measures or more developed COIN and counterterrorist strategies, the emphasis placed on leadership targeting has ranged from central to peripheral.