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Internal Security Operations

Volume 494: debated on Monday 22 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what studies into counterinsurgency warfare his Department has conducted since 2003. (280822)

The Development, Concepts and Doctrine Centre (DCDC) and the Service Warfare Centres have conducted over 20 studies incorporating counterinsurgency since 2003 and a list of the main publications is available on the MOD website found at the following link:

One of the key studies currently being produced by DCDC is Joint Doctrine Publication (JDP) 3-40, ‘Doctrine for the Military Contribution to Security and Stabilisation in a Changing World'. The aim of JDP 3-40 is to provide authoritative guidance about the military contribution to the provision of security and stabilisation. This is one of the most comprehensive studies conducted to date and will become a principal guide for conducting joint operations within failing states.