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The Future Of Counterinsurgency Contemporary Debates In Internal Security Strategy

Author : Lawrence E. Cline
ISBN : 9781440833007
Genre : Political Science
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This thought-provoking work analyzes the major debates surrounding counterinsurgency campaigns and uncovers the internal security problems derailing effective strategies for restoring stability. • Examines the key factors that determine the use of "hard" versus "soft" operations • Features assessments on how to measure counterinsurgency and internal security effectiveness • Describes the major controversies surrounding counterinsurgency strategies and associated operations • Analyzes the elements impacting successful internal security operations

A Hundred Osamas Islamist Threats And The Future Of Counterinsurgency

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ISBN : 9781428916364
Genre : Counterinsurgency
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If America's pursuit of a Global War on Terror is strategically and politically well-grounded, then why are Islamist insurgencies and extremist movements continuing to operate, generating parallel cells that terrify the world with violent attacks from Iraq to London? While analysts debate the intensity and longevity of the latest round of terrorist attacks, we would do well to consider whether U.S. long-term goals in the war on terror -- namely diminishing their presence and denying terrorists the ability to operate, while also altering conditions that terrorists exploit -- are being met. If we are not pursuing the proper strategy or its implementation is not decreasing support for terrorists, then we should adapt accordingly. This monograph addresses these questions and examines the efficacy of proposed or operative strategies in light of the evolution of Islamist jihadist leaders, ideas, and foot-soldier. Jihadist strategy has emerged in a polymorphous pattern over the last 30 years, but many Americans only became aware of the intensity of this problem post-September 11, 2001 (9/11), and through observation of the 2003-05 insurgency in Iraq. The author proposes that extremist (jihadist) Islamist groups are not identical to any other terrorist group. Islamist discourse, and extremist discourse within it, must be clearly understood. Given the fiscal challenges of the Global War on Terror, the fact that its coordination may be at odds with great power competition, and certainly contests the interests of smaller states (like Iran), why are we aiming at eradication, rather than containment, and is eradication possible? Differentiating the "true Islam" from the false and destructive aims of such groups is an important response. Each region-based administration has so crafted its anti-terrorist rhetoric, and Muslims, in general, are not willing to view their religion as a destructive, anachronistic entity, so this unfortunately difficult task of ideological differentiation is an acceptable theme. But it is insufficient as a strategy because Islamist insurgencies have arisen in the context of a much broader, polychromatic religious and political "Islamic awakening" that shows no signs of receding. That broader movement informs Muslims sentiment today from Indonesia to Mauritania, and Nigeria to London. Official statements will not diminish recruitment; deeds, not words, are needed. Finally, eradication may be impossible, but containment is philosophically unattractive. A combination of eradication (denial) and co-optation, as we have seen in the Muslim world thus far, probably makes sense. Certain assumptions that underlie U.S. strategies of denying and diminishing the terrorism of Islamist extremists therefore need to be reconsidered.

The Shining Path And The Future Of Peru

Author : Gordon H. McCormick
ISBN : UCSD:31822004908240
Genre : National security
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This report examines the threat to Peruvian stability posed by the guerrilla group Sendero Luminoso (the Shining Path), and the degree to which this problem has been compounded by economic and political crisis. The author discusses the Shining Path, its origins, organization, the nature of its support, the movement's governing doctrine and theory of victory, and the character of its rural and urban campaigns. He then discusses those variables that are likely to determine the direction, growth, and prospects of the insurgency in the future; the capabilities and limitations of the Peruvian army; the nature of the country's current economic and associated political crises; the prospects for, and possible consequences of, a military coup; and the net strengths and weaknesses of the Shining Path. Finally, he considers what all of this could mean for the future of Peru.

The Coin Conundrum

Author : Thomas R. Mockaitis
ISBN : 1584877413
Genre : Computers
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Military Review

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ISBN : UCBK:C094306098
Genre : Military art and science
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Military Intelligence

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ISBN : NWU:35556018755033
Genre : Military intelligence
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Parameters

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Genre : Military art and science
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Norwegian Special Forces

Author : Torgeir Gratrud
ISBN : OCLC:427642607
Genre : Combined operations (Military science)
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One of the Norwegian government's main goals is to fulfill its security obligations to the international society by participating in complex multinational operations. Accordingly, during the past decade the government has strengthened the Norwegian Special Forces as an important strategic military asset for domestic and foreign engagements. The Special Forces have been deployed to several crisis response operations. A Norwegian Minister of Defense policy statement clearly emphasize that Special Forces will continue to be an important force contributor in future operations. This Strategy Research Project argues that the Norwegian Special Forces can make substantial contribution to military counterinsurgency campaigns. In background, this SRP describes the organization and recent missions of the Norwegian Special Forces. It analyzes the Special Forces capabilities and cites lessons learned from previous counterinsurgency operations. It concludes with recommendations for strengthening the capabilities and concept developments for the Norwegian Special Forces in order to meet 21st-century challenges.

Counterinsurgency

Author : James Farmer
ISBN : STANFORD:36105118928147
Genre : Counterinsurgency
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The criteria and indicators used for measuring success in counterinsurgency are discussed. Three phases of guerrilla warfare are described. It is concluded that a military victory is not possible for the Viet-Cong in South Viet-Nam as long as the U.S. is supporting the government. U.S. financial contribution is compared to U.S. and French costs of the 1945-1954 Indo-China war, and technical assistance and direct military support measures and their effects on the scarce resources--trained manpower, communications, transportation, and government infrastructures--are described. The principles of Viet-Cong tactics are listed and illustrated. The paper suggests the problems of motivating the Vietnamese soldier to fight a war which he no longer feels will be won in the near future.

United States Air Force Lessons In Counterinsurgency

Author : John W. Doucette
ISBN : OSU:32435066304809
Genre : Counterinsurgency
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Counterinsurgency Lessons From Malaya And Vietnam

Author : John A. Nagl
ISBN : UOM:39015055870912
Genre : History
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Examines the differences in the abilities of the British Army in Malaya and the United States Army in Vietnam to adapt their strategies when confronted with unexpected guerilla warfare.

The Counterinsurgency Era

Author : Douglas S. Blaufarb
ISBN : UOM:39015002815747
Genre : Political Science
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A CIA veteran describes the reasons for what he considers to be the United States' failure as a protective guardian to the world.

Light Forces The Future Of U S Military Strategy

Author : Michael J. Mazarr
ISBN : UOM:39015019620684
Genre : Political Science
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Produced by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (Washington, DC), this volume examines the Army's future by looking at the balance of light, heavy, and middleweight units in its force structure, and investigates how light units can best respond to the changes in orientation, strategy, and force composition resulting from the diminished Soviet threat. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Insurgency And Counterinsurgency In The Philippines

Author : Larry A. Niksch
ISBN : UCR:31210008890475
Genre : Communism
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Guerrilla Warfare And Counterinsurgency

Author : Richard H. Shultz
ISBN : UOM:39015016918602
Genre : Political Science
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The rules of engagement in the third world are as structured as a ballet. This volume examines how US and Soviet foreign policies address Guerrilla warfare in the third world and gives a broad strategic analysis of low-intensity conflict objectives and constraints. Twenty-eight contributions. No index. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Readings On Counterinsurgency

Author : Alexander P. Aguirre
ISBN : UOM:39015013333029
Genre : Counterinsurgency
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Counterinsurgency In Manchuria

Author : Chong-Sik Lee
ISBN : IND:30000055033413
Genre : Internal security
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British Counterinsurgency 1919 60

Author : Thomas R. Mockaitis
ISBN : NWU:35556020056487
Genre : Counterinsurgency
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Resisting Rebellion

Author : Anthony James Joes
ISBN : 081319170X
Genre : History
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In Resisting Rebellion, Anthony James Joes explores insurgencies ranging across five continents and spanning more than two centuries. Analyzing examples from North and South America, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East, he identifies recurrent patterns and offers useful lessons for future policymakers. Insurgencies arise from many sources of discontent, including foreign occupation, fraudulent elections, and religious persecution, but they also stem from ethnic hostilities, the aspirations of would-be elites, and traditions of political violence. Because insurgency is as much a political phenomenon as a military one, effective counterinsurgency requires a thorough understanding of the insurgents' motives and sources of support. Clear political aims must guide military action if a counterinsurgency is to be successful and prepare a lasting reconciliation within a deeply fragmented society. The most successful counterinsurgency campaign undertaken by the United States was the one against Philippine insurgents following the Spanish-American War. But even more instructive than successful counterinsurgencies are the persistent patterns of errors revealed by Joes's comparative study. Instances include the indiscriminate destructiveness displayed by the Japanese in China and the Soviets in Afghanistan, and the torture of suspected Muslim terrorists by members of the French Army in Algeria. Joes's comprehensive twofold approach to counterinsurgency is easily applied to the U.S. The first element, developing the strategic basis for victory, emphasizes creating a peaceful path to the redress of legitimate grievances, committing sufficient troops to the counterinsurgent operation, and isolating the conflict area from outside aid. The second element aims at marginalizing the insurgents and includes fair conduct toward civilians and prisoners, systematic intelligence gathering, depriving insurgents of weapons and food, separating insurgent leaders from their followers, and offering amnesty to all but the most incorrigible. Providing valuable insights into a world of conflict, Resisting Rebellion is a thorough and readable exploration of successes and failures in counterinsurgency's long history and a strategy for the future.

The British Experience In Counterinsurgency 1919 1960

Author : Thomas R. Mockaitis
ISBN : WISC:89099930125
Genre : Counterinsurgency
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