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The Resource The political impossibility of modern counterinsurgency : strategic problems, puzzles, and paradoxes, M.L.R. Smith and David Martin Jones

The political impossibility of modern counterinsurgency : strategic problems, puzzles, and paradoxes, M.L.R. Smith and David Martin Jones

Label
The political impossibility of modern counterinsurgency : strategic problems, puzzles, and paradoxes
Title
The political impossibility of modern counterinsurgency
Title remainder
strategic problems, puzzles, and paradoxes
Statement of responsibility
M.L.R. Smith and David Martin Jones
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The counterinsurgency (COIN) paradigm dominates military and political conduct in contemporary Western strategic thought. It assumes future wars will unfold as 'low intensity' conflicts within rather than between states, requiring specialized military training and techniques. COIN is understood as a logical, effective, and democratically palatable method for confronting insurgency - a discrete set of practices that, through the actions of knowledgeable soldiers and under the guidance of an expert elite, creates lasting results. Through an extensive investigation into COIN's theories, methods, and outcomes, this book undermines enduring claims about COIN's success while revealing its hidden meanings and effects
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Cataloging source
EBLCP
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1963-
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Smith, M. L. R.
Dewey number
  • 355.02/18
  • 355.0218
Index
index present
LC call number
U241
LC item number
.S64 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1950-
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Jones, David Martin
Series statement
Columbia studies in terrorism and irregular warfare
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  • Counterinsurgency
  • Terrorism
  • HISTORY
  • Counterinsurgency
  • Terrorism
Label
The political impossibility of modern counterinsurgency : strategic problems, puzzles, and paradoxes, M.L.R. Smith and David Martin Jones
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Copyright
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-246) and index
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What is counterinsurgency mean to counter? The puzzle of insurgency -- Counterinsurgency and strategy: problems and paradoxes -- Counterinsurgency and the ideology of modernization -- The paradoxes of counterinsurgency and globalization -- The illusion of tradition: myths and paradoxes of British counterinsurgency -- The puzzle of counterinsurgency and escalation
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908091712
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxiii, 262 pages).
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231539128
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unknown
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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  • dfcbb6d2-a758-43c4-8fc6-984058801253
  • 22573/ctt145j4b4
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)908091712
Label
The political impossibility of modern counterinsurgency : strategic problems, puzzles, and paradoxes, M.L.R. Smith and David Martin Jones
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-246) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What is counterinsurgency mean to counter? The puzzle of insurgency -- Counterinsurgency and strategy: problems and paradoxes -- Counterinsurgency and the ideology of modernization -- The paradoxes of counterinsurgency and globalization -- The illusion of tradition: myths and paradoxes of British counterinsurgency -- The puzzle of counterinsurgency and escalation
Control code
908091712
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxiii, 262 pages).
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231539128
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • dfcbb6d2-a758-43c4-8fc6-984058801253
  • 22573/ctt145j4b4
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)908091712

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