I attended an interdisciplinary-but-history centered conference on Monday that included some presentations by well regarded scholars like David Kyvig
and Artemus Ward
. However, I was most intrigued by a sociologist who was recounting the evolution of CAPS
, which is Chicago's community policing program. In essence, CAPS is COIN doctrine carried out by civil agencies. Anyone who has read John Nag
l or David Kilcullen
or follows the tenets of the 4GW school, will immediately recognize the premises of CAPS, though my intuition is that the OODA Loop has been much slower with the City of Chicago than it has been even with CENTCOM.
Amusingly, the professor, a younger, urban hipster-type female, reacted with visible anxiety when I pointed out the similarities with counterinsurgency doctrine.
Labels: academia, COIN, historians, ideas, intellectuals, personal