The strategy in guerilla war of winning the support of the resident population by building schools and hospitals instead of conquering by brute force.
In reference to a particularly difficult city in Iraq,"It's a very primal fight," Colonel Davis said. "We don't do a lot of hearts and minds out here because it's irrelevant." (NY Times, 11/6/2005)
by John Heron November 06, 2005
Originally a counter-insurgency policy essentially focused on "community outreach". Today, due to failure of said policy, an expression of where the bullets need to go.
by Dakawn Vick March 26, 2017