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The counterinsurgency era

U.S. doctrine and performance, 1950 to the present

by Douglas S. Blaufarb

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  • 19 Currently reading

Published by Free Press in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States,
  • Southeast Asia
    • Subjects:
    • Counterinsurgency -- Case studies,
    • United States -- Military policy,
    • Southeast Asia -- Politics and government -- 1945-,
    • United States -- Foreign relations -- Southeast Asia,
    • Southeast Asia -- Foreign relations -- United States

    • Edition Notes

      StatementDouglas S. Blaufarb.
      GenreCase studies.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsU241 .B53
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxxi, 356 p. ;
      Number of Pages356
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4561204M
      ISBN 10002903700X
      LC Control Number77072692

      Military for Modern Wars by David H. Second, history has shown that insurgencies can be defeated by means other than the population-centric approach. June A respected counterinsurgency professional in the US Army, Colonel Robert Cassidy, said in a widely cited essay that conducting counterinsurgency warfare was "more difficult" than conventional war. Caerus is a Washington, D.

      Galula's theories, developed as an observer of The counterinsurgency era book Chinese Revolution ofand as a participant in France's counterinsurgency in Algeria,formed the basis for US counterinsurgency efforts in Vietnam. And insurgent tactics, based on exploiting the propaganda effects of urban bombing, may invalidate some classical tactics and render others, like patrolling, counterproductive under some circumstances. I never found that it needed much moral courage to be honest about my opinions — non-partisan honesty was exactly what Secretary Rice wanted from me, and she told me that more than once. State Department indescribed a framework for interagency cooperation in counterinsurgency operations. Good strategy, however, demands the consideration of alternatives, yet the American Army's fixation on population-centric COIN precludes choice. In other words, they did not see military operations as ends in themselves but instead as a means to achieve policy objectives.

      The population must sympathize with counter insurgent's cause and voluntarily provide information that will defeat the insurgency. That may be true, but this article's The counterinsurgency era book is that because this new way of war has become so dominant, it precludes America's Army from thinking in other more limited ways for dealing with instability and insurgencies. Some strategists say that if the United States is going to conduct nation-building, then the population-centric approach is the best. In conventional warfare, strength is assessed according to military or other tangible criteria, such as the number of divisions, the position they hold, the industrial resources, etc.


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Open Preview See a Problem? However, once dispersed and decentralized, the irregular nature of the rebel campaigns proved a decisive counter to French superiority on the battlefield.

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A quarter of a century later in the Philippines, the American Army improvised and adapted to fight and ultimately defeat an The counterinsurgency era book against the US colonial government. Revisiting Counterinsurgency 4. The counterinsurgent reaches a position of strength when his power is embedded in a political organization issuing from, and firmly supported by, the population.

Emphasis has been placed on providing services for the population. Support of the population may be lost. Australian Army Journal. The theories in this work are not rocket science since many people must understand and work together to accomplish the different phases of counterinsurgency.

Liddell Hart pointed out in the Insurgency addendum to the second version of his book Strategy: The Indirect Approacha popular insurgency has an inherent advantage over any occupying force.

Insurgents also decide when and where the conflict will begin, since they become insurgents through their own contentious actions. Yet in the American Army's new way of war, tactics-that is, the carrying out of the "way"-have utterly eclipsed strategy.

Recently the same theories have been revived by the US Department of Defense, tempered by our experiences in Afghanistan and post-war Iraq, and incorporated into Field Manual"Counterinsurgency. According to Omeni, institutional isomorphism is a sociological phenomenon that constrains the habits of a military in this case, the Nigerian military to the long-established, yet increasingly ineffective, ideology of the offensive in irregular warfare.

It is human nature and people are always busy with their own lives to worry about the rest. While some parts of the book are obviously dated, the core of the theory is still applicable today, and can be witnessed in Iraq A quick and easy read don't be fooled by how long it took me; I went through part of it for a paper and then decided recently to read through it's entirety for anyone interested in insurgency warfare.

Kilcullen has also been an adviser to the British Governmentthe Australian Governmentand to several private sector institutions and companies. To understand counter-insurgency, one must understand insurgency to comprehend the dynamics of revolutionary warfare.

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