Counterinsurgency in Modern Warfare

Counterinsurgency in Modern Warfare

  • Short code: CMP
  • Publication Date: 2 Apr 2008
  • ISBN: 9781846032813
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number of Pages: 304
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About this Product

Throughout history armies of occupation and civil power have been repeatedly faced with the challenges of insurgency. British and American 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, ranging from conventional operations to a combination of propaganda and political strategy. Here, 13 authors examine the development of counterinsurgency from the early 20th century to the present. Including information on the Arab-Israeli conflict, Afghanistan and Iraq this book is a timely and accessible survey of a critical facet of modern warfare.

Biographical Note

Daniel Marston is a Senior Lecturer in War Studies at Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. He completed both his BA and MA in History at McGill University, Montreal, Canada and his DPhil in the History of War at Balliol College, Oxford. His book Phoenix from the Ashes won the Templer Medal Book Prize in 2003. He has lectured widely on the principles and practices of counterinsurgency to units of the American, Australian, British and Canadian armed forces. Carter Malkasian advised the I Marine Expeditionary Force on counterinsurgency, deploying with them to Iraq from February to May 2003, February 2004 to February 2005, and February 2006 to August 2006. Currenty, he directs the Center for Stability and Development within the Center for Naval Analyses. One of the his projects has been leading teams that go to Afghanistan to work with the provincial reconstruction teams. His writings include several articles and two books, A History of Modern Wars of Attrition (Praeger) and The Korean War, 1950-1953 (Osprey). He completed his doctorate in the history of war at Oxford University.

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