Modern Insurgencies and Counter-Insurgencies: Guerrillas and their Opponents since 1750 / Edition 1

Modern Insurgencies and Counter-Insurgencies: Guerrillas and their Opponents since 1750 / Edition 1

by Ian Beckett, Ian F. Beckett
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415239346

ISBN-13: 9780415239349

Pub. Date: 08/24/2001

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Modern Insurgencies and Counter-Insurgencies explores how unconventional warfare tactics have opposed past and present governments all over the world, from eighteenth-century guerrilla warfare to the urban terrorism of today. Insurgency remains one of the most prevalent forms of conflict and presents a crucial challenge to the international community,

Overview

Modern Insurgencies and Counter-Insurgencies explores how unconventional warfare tactics have opposed past and present governments all over the world, from eighteenth-century guerrilla warfare to the urban terrorism of today. Insurgency remains one of the most prevalent forms of conflict and presents a crucial challenge to the international community, governments and the military.
In addition to examining the tactics of guerrilla leaders such as Lawrence, Mao, Guevara and Marighela, Modern Insurgencies and Counter-Insurgencies also analyses the counter-insurgency theories of Gallieni, Callwell, Thompson and Kitson. It explores such conflicts as:
* the American War of Independence
* Napoleon's campaign in Spain
* the wars of decolonisation
* the superpowers in Vietnam and Afghanistan
* conflicts in Northern Ireland, Sierra Leone and Colombia.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415239349
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/24/2001
Series:
Warfare and History Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Chapter 1: The Roots of Insurgency
Chapter 2: The Roots of Counter-insurgency
Chapter 3: Resistance
Chapter 4: Mao Tse-tung and Revolutionary Warfare
Chapter 5: Formative Expereinces
Chapter 6: 'Wars on National Liberation'?
Chapter 7: The Transition to Urban Insurgency
Chapter 8: Insurgency and the Superpowers
Chapter 9: Forward to the Past

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