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FM 3-24: Counterinsurgency

Field manual 3-24/MCWP 3-33.5 establishes doctrine (fundamental principles) for military operations in a counterinsurgency (COIN) environment. It is based on lessons learned from previous counterinsurgencies and contemporary operations. It is also based on existing interim doctrine and doctrine recently developed.


  • 2006-12-15: This publication [pdf] supersedes FMI 3-07.22, 1 October 2004, and MCWP 3-33.5, 29 January 1980.
  • 2006-06-16: Final draft [pdf]