A History of Counterinsurgency [2 volumes]

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Gregory Fremont-Barnes
ABC-CLIO, 2015 M05 5 - 798 páginas

How and when should counterinsurgency be pursued as insurgency is growing in frequency and, conversely, while conventional warfare continues to decline as a means by which political rivals seek to impose their will upon each other? What lessons from the past should today's policymakers, strategists, military leaders, and soldiers in the field keep in mind while facing off against 21st-century insurgents?

This two-volume set offers a comprehensive history of modern counterinsurgency, covering the key examples of this widespread and enduring form of conflict. It identifies the political, military, social, and economic measures employed in attempting to overcome insurgency, examining the work of the individuals and organizations involved, demonstrating how success and failure dictated change from established policy, and carefully analyzing the results. Readers will gain valuable insight from the detailed assessments of the history of counterinsurgency that demonstrate which strategies have succeeded and which have failed—and why.

After an introductory essay on the subject, each chapter provides historical background to the insurgency being addressed before focusing on the specific policies pursued and actions taken by the counterinsurgency force. Each section also provides an assessment of those operations, including in most cases an analysis of lessons learned and, where appropriate, their relevance to counterinsurgency operations today. The set's coverage spans modern counterinsurgencies from Europe to Asia to Africa since 1900 and includes the ongoing counterinsurgency operations in Afghanistan today. Its wide, international approach to the subject makes the set a prime resource for readers seeking specific information on a particular conflict or a better understanding of the general theories and practices of counterinsurgency.

 

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1 Introduction
1
2 Methods of Barbarism British Counterinsurgency in South Africa 190002
13
3 Glimpsing the Future The Irish Struggle for Independence 191621
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4 Colonial Rebellion and Counterinsurgency in Palestine British Pacification of the Jewish and Arab Revolts 193648
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5 The Defeat of a Colonial School of Pacification The French in Indochina 194554
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6 The Malayan Emergency British Counterinsurgency Phases and the Triumph of Geodemographic Control 194860
125
7 The Mau Mau Revolt in Kenya 195256
177
8 Breaking the Camels Back The Departure from the Philosophy of Cultured ForceThe French Counterinsurgency Campaign in Algeria 195462
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3 Model Campaigns of Futility The Portuguese in Africa 196174
49
4 The Model Counterinsurgency Dhofar 196275
71
5 Confrontation Countering Indonesian Insurgency 196366
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6 The British in South Arabia 196367 A Tale of Two Insurgencies
125
7 The Vietnam War The Spectrum of Conflict 195475
147
8 OneSided COIN A PoliticoMilitary Study of the Rhodesian Bush War 196680
223
9 Northern Irelands Troubles 196998 Principles versus Practice in Counterinsurgency?
255
10 Battling the Mujahideen Soviet Counterinsurgency in Afghanistan 197989
277

About the Editor and Contributors
255
Index
259
Half Title
269
Title Page
271
Copyright
272
Contents
273
Editors Note
275
1 Island in Revolt Britains War against EOKA during the Cyprus Emergency 195559
1
2 Searching for a Solution to a Conundrum Indian Counterinsurgency since 1956
21
11 Counterinsurgency in Turkey Confronting Kurdish Separatism and the PKK since 1984
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12 Russian Counterinsurgency in Chechnya 199496
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13 Culture and Complexity Counterinsurgency in Iraq 200311
363
14 Afghanistan The Graveyard of Counterinsurgency?
391
15 The Future of Counterinsurgency? The Crisis of Classical Theories
423
Guide to Further Reading
441
About the Editor and Contributors
511
Index
515
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Gregory Fremont-Barnes, PhD, is senior lecturer in war studies at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, UK, where a third of officer cadet teaching focuses on insurgency and counterinsurgency.

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