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ISBN10: 0226841529 ISBN13: 9780226841526 DDC: 355.0218 Edition: (electronic bk.)


When the U.S. military invaded Iraq, it lacked a common understanding of the problems inherent in counterinsurgency campaigns. It had neither studied them, nor developed doctrine and tactics to deal with them. It is fair to say that in 2003, most Army officers knew more about the U.S. Civil War than they did about counterinsurgency. The U.S. Army / Marine Corps Counterinsurgency Field Manual was written to fill that void. The result of unprecedented collaboration among top U.S. military experts, scholars, and practitioners in the field, the manual espouses an approach to combat that emphasizes.


Contents; List of Tables, Figures, and Vignettes; Foreword to the University of Chicago Press edition; Introduction to the University of Chicago Press edition; Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Chapter 1. Insurgency and Counterinsurgency; Chapter 2. Unity of Effort: Integrating Civilian and Military Activities; Chapter 3. Intelligence in Counterinsurgency; Chapter 4. Designing Counterinsurgency Campaigns and Operations; Chapter 5. Executing Counterinsurgency Operations; Chapter 6. Developing Host-Nation Security Forces; Chapter 7. Leadership and Ethics for Counterinsurgency. Chapter 8. SustainmentAppendix A. A Guide for Action; Appendix B. Social Network Analysis and Other Analytical Tools; Appendix C. Linguist Support; Appendix D. Legal Considerations; Appendix E. Airpower in Counterinsurgency; Source Notes; Glossary; Annotated Bibliography; Military References; Index. Electronic reproduction.Available via World Wide Web.


  • Dewey Decimal: 355.0218

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  • Physical Description: 474 p.
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