Mao greets U.S. President Richard Nixon during his visit to China in 1972. White House Photo Office (1969 – 1974) - Mao Zedong, Zhang Yufeng and Richard NixonPublic Domain

“IW in GPC” Global Counterinsurgency Redux

By Dr. Thomas A. Marks

As the U.S. security community continues its pivot to great power competition, two decades of concentration upon sub-state challengers increasingly lose focus. On the one hand, we’re back in the Cold War – regardless of what it is called. On the other hand, no one in charge seems to have the foggiest notion of what actually occurred during the Cold War. Thus, the re-invention of the wheel is the order of the day. Few concepts highlight the point as well as “IW in GPC” ...