Counterinsurgency, the U.S. strategy in Afghanistan, is really complicated, which may be why we've recently sought explanations on how it works from Stephen Colbert, Mark Twain, John Lennon, Transformers 3, and others. But, just in case you're still unclear, a handful of military and South Asia wonks on Twitter have taken it upon themselves to imagine how Cosmopolitan Magazine would explain counterinsurgency, sometimes called COIN. Here's how they say Cosmo would write about COIN, Afghanistan, Pakistan, al-Qaeda, and all the associated issues.

"Five Signs He Thinks You're Going To Leave Him In 2014" #cosmoCOINless than a minute ago via HootSuite


@afpakchannel "How To Make Friends and Influence Pakistan" #cosmoCOINless than a minute ago via web


Men are from Mars, drones are from Nellis #cosmoCOINless than a minute ago via web


"His surprizing first strike fears" #CosmoCOINless than a minute ago via web


"What secrets is he hiding in his spider hole?" #cosmoCOINless than a minute ago via TweetDeck


"Three cups of chardonnay" #CosmoCOINless than a minute ago via TweetDeck


RT @dianawueger: "A Night Raid He'll Never Forget" #cosmoCOINless than a minute ago via TweetDeck


"Handguns, Body Armor, and All of Spring's Hottest Accessories!" #cosmoCOINless than a minute ago via TweetDeck



"How to lose 15 taliban commanders in 3 drone strikes or less" #CosmoCOINless than a minute ago via web


"Kevlar: OK After Labor Day? Our Experts Weigh In" #CosmoCOINless than a minute ago via Twitter for BlackBerry®


"What he's really thinking the first time you bomb his village" #CosmoCOINless than a minute ago via web


@afpakchannel "Men are from Kandahar, Women are from Mazar-e-Sharif" #cosmoCOINless than a minute ago via web


RT @JDWax: Putting the Urge Back in Your Surge #CosmoCOINless than a minute ago via HootSuite


"Five Secrets to Mind-Blowing Strategic Communications" #CosmoCOINless than a minute ago via web


"5 signs he thinks you're the Great Satan" #cosmoCOINless than a minute ago via TweetDeck


RT @2wheelsburning: "A Shocking Thing that 74% of the Drones do Across the Border" #CosmoCOINless than a minute ago via HootSuite


PSYOP: Is your partner playing mind games? #cosmoCOINless than a minute ago via web