COIN Center posted a new article in which Dr. Mark Silinsky examines the many differences between the insurgencies in Iraq and Afghanistan. Both take place in poor, Islamic countries that have very low levels of economic development. In Afghanistan, Coalition Forces use many tactics to defeat the insurgents. Some of these tactics involving engaging and destroying enemy forces. Other tactics are oriented towards increasing the level of prosperity among Afghans and building a generation of stakeholders in a non-Taliban Afghanistan. The means by which Coalition Forces, primarily US forces, are building prosperity and trust with the Afghan people is the subject of this paper. To read the article click here.