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The Resource A question of command : counterinsurgency from the Civil War to Iraq, Mark Moyar ; foreword by Donald Kagan and Frederick Kagan

A question of command : counterinsurgency from the Civil War to Iraq, Mark Moyar ; foreword by Donald Kagan and Frederick Kagan

Label
A question of command : counterinsurgency from the Civil War to Iraq
Title
A question of command
Title remainder
counterinsurgency from the Civil War to Iraq
Statement of responsibility
Mark Moyar ; foreword by Donald Kagan and Frederick Kagan
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"According to the prevailing view of counterinsurgency, the key to defeating insurgents is selecting methods that will win the people's hearts and minds. The hearts-and-minds theory permeates not only most counterinsurgency books of the twenty-first century but the U.S. Army/Marine Corps Counterinsurgency Field Manual, the U.S. military's foremost text on counterinsurgency. Mark Moyar assails this conventional wisdom, asserting that the key to counterinsurgency is selecting commanders who have superior leadership abilities. Whereas the hearts-and-minds school recommends allocating much labor and treasure to economic, social, and political reforms, Moyar advocates concentrating resources on security, civil administration, and leadership development. Moyar presents a wide-ranging history of counterinsurgency, from the Civil War and Reconstruction to Afghanistan and Iraq, that draws on the historical record and interviews with hundreds of counterinsurgency veterans, including top leaders in today's armed forces. Through a series of case studies, Moyar identifies the ten critical attributes of counterinsurgency leadership and reveals why these attributes have been much more prevalent in some organizations than others. He explains how the U.S. military and America's allies in Afghanistan and Iraq should revamp their personnel systems in order to elevate more individuals with those attributes."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Moyar, Mark
Dewey number
355.02/180973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
U241
LC item number
.M69 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Yale library of military history
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Counterinsurgency
  • Counterinsurgency
  • Command of troops
Label
A question of command : counterinsurgency from the Civil War to Iraq, Mark Moyar ; foreword by Donald Kagan and Frederick Kagan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 333-338) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Leader-centric warfare -- The Civil War -- Reconstruction in the South -- The Philippine insurrection -- The Huk rebellion -- The Malayan emergency -- The Vietnam War -- The Salvadoran insurgency -- The war in Afghanistan -- The Iraq War -- How to win
Control code
317471820
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 347 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780300152760
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2009013368
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)317471820
Label
A question of command : counterinsurgency from the Civil War to Iraq, Mark Moyar ; foreword by Donald Kagan and Frederick Kagan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 333-338) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Leader-centric warfare -- The Civil War -- Reconstruction in the South -- The Philippine insurrection -- The Huk rebellion -- The Malayan emergency -- The Vietnam War -- The Salvadoran insurgency -- The war in Afghanistan -- The Iraq War -- How to win
Control code
317471820
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 347 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780300152760
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2009013368
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)317471820

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