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

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415239349
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 8/24/2001
  • Series: Warfare and History Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
1 The roots of insurgency 1
2 The roots of counter-insurgency 24
3 Resistance and the partisan 55
4 Mao Tse-tung and revolutionary warfare 70
5 Formative experiences 86
6 'Wars of national liberation'? 121
7 The transition to urban insurgency 151
8 Insurgency and the superpowers 183
9 Forward to the past 217
Index 253
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