Counterinsurgency in Modern Warfare
Daniel Marston, Carter Malkasian
Osprey Publishing, 2008 - History - 304 pages
Through history armies of occupation and civil power have been repeatedly faced with the challenges of insurgency. US involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan has highlighted this form of conflict in the modern world. Armies, sometimes reluctantly, have had to adopt new doctrines and tactics to deal with the problems of insurgency and diverse counterinsurgency strategies have been developed. These have ranged from conventional military operations to a combination of military and political strategy including propaganda, Psy-Ops, and other approaches.
InCounterinsurgency in Modern Warfare13 contributors examine developments in counterinsurgency from the early 20th century to the present. Each author, an expert in his field, discusses in depth the conduct and outcomes of operations across the globe, including the Arab-Israeli conflict, Afghanistan and Iraq, and draws out the lessons to be learned from them.
This book is a timely, serious yet accessible survey of a critical facet of modern warfare and present-day global conflict.
1. British Aid to the Civil Power: Ireland 1916-21 to Palestine 1948
2. US Operations in the Philippines 1898-1948
3. The Banana Wars
4. German Partisan Operations 1939-45
5. French Operations from Indo-China to Algeria: 1945-63
6. British COIN in Malaya 1948-60
7. US Operations in Vietnam
8. British Operations in Aden
9. British Operations in Northern Ireland
10. The Rhodesian Experience
11. Israeli Operations
12. Operations in Afghanistan
13. US and British Operations in Iraq
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Review: Counterinsurgency In Modern WarfareUser Review - Tin Wee - Goodreads
A collection of analysis of the various counter insurgencies strategies adopted in different theaters in the modern age. My takeaway is that such efforts can be successful only when force used is ... Read full review
Review: Counterinsurgency In Modern WarfareUser Review - James - Goodreads
A thorough study of a number of counterinsurgencies that have met, or are meeting, with varied degrees of success. I felt it would have been a stronger book if the authors and editor had done more to ... Read full review