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,

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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
Sales rank:
1,144,800
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
1The roots of insurgency1
2The roots of counter-insurgency24
3Resistance and the partisan55
4Mao Tse-tung and revolutionary warfare70
5Formative experiences86
6'Wars of national liberation'?121
7The transition to urban insurgency151
8Insurgency and the superpowers183
9Forward to the past217
Index253

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