The U.S. Government Counterinsurgency (COIN) Guide is complementary to the doctrine in the Army/Marine Corps COIN Field Manual and provides a basic COIN overview for civilian policy makers. "This Guide, the first of its kind in almost half a century, distills the best of contemporary thought, historical knowledge, and hard-won practice. It is the best kind of doctrinal work: intellectually rigorous, yet practical." The State Department's Bureau of Political-Military Affairs developed this interagency counterinsurgency guide in conjunction with the Department of Defense, U.S. Agency for International Development, Department of Justice, Department of the Treasury, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Agriculture, Department of Transportation, and Office of the Director of National Intelligence.
U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs: http://www.state.gov/t/pm/