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The Resource Counterinsurgency : exposing the myths of the new way of war, Douglas Porch

Counterinsurgency : exposing the myths of the new way of war, Douglas Porch

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Counterinsurgency : exposing the myths of the new way of war
Title
Counterinsurgency
Title remainder
exposing the myths of the new way of war
Statement of responsibility
Douglas Porch
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Counterinsurgency has staked its claim in the new century as the new American way of war. Yet, the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have revived a historical debate about the costs - monetary, political and moral - of operations designed to eliminate insurgents and build nations. Today's counterinsurgency proponents point to 'small wars' past to support their view that the enemy is 'biddable' if the correct tactical formulas are applied. Douglas Porch's sweeping history of counterinsurgency campaigns carried out by the three 'providential nations' of France, Britain and the United States, ranging from nineteenth-century colonial conquests to General Petraeus's 'Surge' in Iraq, challenges the contemporary mythologising of counterinsurgency as a humane way of war. The reality, he reveals, is that 'hearts and minds' has never been a recipe for lasting stability and that past counterinsurgency campaigns have succeeded not through state-building but by shattering and dividing societies while unsettling civil-military relations
Cataloging source
DLC
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Porch, Douglas
Dewey number
355.02/18
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
U240
LC item number
.P66 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Counterinsurgency
  • Low-intensity conflicts (Military science)
  • Counterinsurgency
  • Geschichte
  • 20. Jahrhundert
  • Counterinsurgency
  • Counterinsurgency
  • Kriegführung
  • Kleinkrieg
  • Aufstand
  • Bekämpfung
Label
Counterinsurgency : exposing the myths of the new way of war, Douglas Porch
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [400]-416) 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
A "happy combination of clemency with firmness." The small wars prologue -- The road from Sedan -- The paroxysms of imperial might in the shadow of the Great war -- From Tipperary to Tel Aviv: British counterinsurgency in the shadow of World War II -- From small wars to la guerre subversive. The radicalization and collapse of French counterinsurgency -- Vietnam, counterinsurgency, and the American way of war -- "A conspiracy of heroes" -- Revolution and counterinsurgency in Latin America -- Building the "most successful counter-insurgency school" -- COIN as the British way of war -- Britain's thirty years' war in Northern Ireland -- Vietnam with a happy ending -- Iraq and "the surge" -- Conclusion
Control code
813414777
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 434 pages
Isbn
9781107699847
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2012038690
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)813414777
Label
Counterinsurgency : exposing the myths of the new way of war, Douglas Porch
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [400]-416) 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
A "happy combination of clemency with firmness." The small wars prologue -- The road from Sedan -- The paroxysms of imperial might in the shadow of the Great war -- From Tipperary to Tel Aviv: British counterinsurgency in the shadow of World War II -- From small wars to la guerre subversive. The radicalization and collapse of French counterinsurgency -- Vietnam, counterinsurgency, and the American way of war -- "A conspiracy of heroes" -- Revolution and counterinsurgency in Latin America -- Building the "most successful counter-insurgency school" -- COIN as the British way of war -- Britain's thirty years' war in Northern Ireland -- Vietnam with a happy ending -- Iraq and "the surge" -- Conclusion
Control code
813414777
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 434 pages
Isbn
9781107699847
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2012038690
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)813414777

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