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Counterinsurgency in Modern Warfare

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Through history armies of occupation and civil power have been repeatedly faced with the challenges of insurgency. US involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan has highlighted this form of conflict in the modern world. Armies, sometimes reluctantly, have had to adopt new doctrines and tactics to deal with the problems of insurgency and diverse counterinsurgency strategies have been developed. These have ranged from conventional military operations to a combination of military and political strategy including propaganda, Psy-Ops, and other approaches. In "Counterinsurgency in Modern Warfare," 14 contributors examine developments in counterinsurgency from the early 20th century to the present. Each author, an expert in his field, discusses in depth the conduct and outcomes of operations across the globe, including the Arab-Israeli conflict, Afghanistan and Iraq, and draws out the lessons to be learned from them. This new paperback edition features a revised introduction, updated chapters on Iraq and Afghanistan and the addition of a new chapter on Columbia by expert Thomas Marks. TOC 1. British Aid to the Civil Power: Ireland 1916-21 to Palestine 1948 2. US Operations in the Philippines 1898-1948 3. The Banana Wars 4. German Partisan Operations 1939-45 5. French Operations from Indo-China to Algeria: 1945-63 6. British COIN in Malaya 1948-60 7. US Operations in Vietnam 8. British Operations in Aden 9. British Operations in Northern Ireland 10. The Rhodesian Experience 11. Israeli Operations 12. Operations in Afghanistan (updated) 13. US and British Operations in Iraq (updated) 14. Columbia (new addition) Hide synopsis

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