Highlights from this Africa Security Brief include: "1) African security forces must be able to counter and defeat experienced, highly mobile, and well-armed irregular forces that are often tightly embedded with local communities. 2) Security forces must be demonstrably competent and professional if they are to be accepted by local populations, whose support is indispensible to defeating irregular forces. 3) Small units of balanced general purpose forces capable of conducting operations over dispersed territory without support are key to effective force design when facing irregular forces."
Africa Security Brief No. 13
National Defense University. Africa Center for Strategic Studies: http://africacenter.org/