The New Counterinsurgency Field Manual was written in 2006
Based off of lessons we had learned from the 1880's through the 1920's and then demonstrated Proof of Concept in Vietnam. Generals Odierno and Gurganus were flying out to the Syrian border to bring back the leadership in 2006, when we began shaping efforts. Nor was this all about Sattar. Remember, Counterinsurgency is local.
He had the idea first? Man, this has been part of Marine Corps doctrine for 90 years.