Warfare, is warfare, is warfare. The objective is counter insurgency operations is the same as with any other type of land warfare. You have to deny the enemy the ability to operate. Granted, when fighting an unconventional force, cooperation with the local personel is more important than in most other scenarios and that adds a new twist to the strategy that a commander would employ in his theater of operations. However, that doesn't take away from the fact that you have to defeat the enemy. The locals aren't going to defeat the enemy for you. If that were the case, you and your soldiers wouldn;t even be there.
Don't worry about the supporting docs, because I know you can't find any, creible, or not, to support your point of view.