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Counterinsurgency

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Beschreibung

The American military's failure to plan for an insurgency following their quick victory over the Iraqi army was a major strategic error. For over three years after the rout of Iraq's regular forces, American troops had to fight a tenacious insurgency despite the fact that their tactical approach was ill-suited for such warfare. Beginning in 2005, a group of military intellectuals began to develop a new approach to counterinsurgency, one that was population-centered. Launched in 2007 by General Petraeus, it proved remarkably successful, and the situation in Iraq has improved significantly. Aspects of the approach are now being applied in Afghanistan, and will undoubtedly guide American military practice for the foreseeable future. One of the key intellectual figures behind the transformation of American military strategy was the Australian theorist David Kilcullen, whose articles and papers quickly achieved legendary status among military strategists. In Counterinsurgency, Kilcullen will gather together his seminal articles in one concise volume. The book will act as a 'rough guide' to counterinsurgency for practitioners, and serve as tight theoretical volume for students and academics of current military strategy. It will feature four updated and annotated versions of his key essays: ",Twenty-Eight Articles: Fundamentals of Counterinsurgency Warfare,", ",Multi-National Force Iraq Counterinsurgency Guidance", (the document that laid out the counterinsurgency techniques associated with the Surge in Iraq), ",Afghanistan: Fundamentals of Best-Practice Counterinsurgency,", and ",Measuring Progress in Counterinsurgency.",

Zusammenfassung
David Kilcullen is one of the worlds most influential experts on counterinsurgency and modern warfare, a ground-breaking theorist whose ideas are revolutionizing military thinking throughout the west (Washington Post). Indeed, his vision of modern warfare powerfully influenced the United States decision to rethink its military strategy in Iraq and implement the Surge, now recognized as a dramatic success. In Counterinsurgency, Kilcullen brings together his most salient writings on this vitally important topic. Here is a picture of modern warfare by someone who has had his boots on the ground in some of todays worst trouble spots-including Iraq and Afghanistan-and who has been studying counterinsurgency since 1985. Filled with down-to-earth, common-sense insights, this book is the definitive account of counterinsurgency, indispensable for all those interested in making sense of our world in an age of terror.

Produktinformationen

Titel: Counterinsurgency
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EAN: 9780199750467
ISBN: 978-0-19-975046-7
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Adobe-DRM
Format: E-Book (pdf)
Herausgeber: Oxford University Press
Genre: Geschichte
Anzahl Seiten: 272
Veröffentlichung: 21.04.2010
Jahr: 2010
Untertitel: Englisch