Navies and COIN Warfare

Just saw this article on navies in counterinsurgencies.  Small Wars Journal is one of my favorite web sites.  It will be fascinating to read about the riverine war in Iraq and the role of Coalition forces on the Iraqi oil terminals in the Persian Gulf.  And of course, someone will doubtless pen a story of their time in the Narmy, supplementing the many staff jobs in Iraq and Afghanistan.  {That's Navy guys assigned to an army staff and given small arms training, scary stuff...Navy guys with M-4s)