South Africa and Contemporary Counterinsurgency

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Since the events of 11 September 2001, insurgency - an organized movement aimed at the overthrow of a constituted government, the pursuance of specific political objectives or the control of a specific territory through the use of subversion and armed conflict - has moved into academic focus once again, and insurgency and terrorism now top the international security agenda.
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South Africa and Contemporary Counterinsurgency: Roots, Practices, Prospects

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Overview

Since the events of 11 September 2001, insurgency - an organized movement aimed at the overthrow of a constituted government, the pursuance of specific political objectives or the control of a specific territory through the use of subversion and armed conflict - has moved into academic focus once again, and insurgency and terrorism now top the international security agenda.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781919895338
  • Publisher: Juta Academic
  • Publication date: 7/1/2010
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.90 (d)

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Prof. DEANE-PETER BAKER is an Associate Professor of Ethics in the Department of Leadership, Ethics and Law at the United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland. Professor Baker is editor of the African Security Review, the flagship publication of the Institute for Security Studies.

EVERT JORDAAN is Deputy Director Defence Policy Formulations at the Defence Secretariat in Pretoria, South Africa.

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Table of Contents

Editors' Note vii

Foreword Lieutenant General Solly Shoke ix

About the Contributors xiii

List of Acronyms xvii

Chapter 1 Introduction: Contemporary South Africa and counterinsurgency Professor Deane-Peter Baker Lieutenant Colonel Mark O'Neill 1

Chapter 2 Making sense of counterinsurgency Professor Annette Seegers 12

Chapter 3 Insurgency and counterinsurgency: An introduction Anita M Gossmann 31

Chapter 4 Current and future trends in insurgency Lieutenant Colonel (Dr) Francois Vreÿ 47

Chapter 5 Counterinsurgency in Africa: The colonial experience Commander (Prof) Thean Potgieter 68

Chapter 6 The South African military and counterinsurgency: An overview Anita M Gossmann 83

Chapter 7 The South African Defence Force and counterinsurgency, 1966-1990 Lieutenant Colonel (Dr) Abel Esterhuyse Evert Jordaan 104

Chapter 8 Guerrilla warfare from an MK perspective Captain Mashudu Godfrey Ramuhala 125

Chapter 9 Lost COIN: The erosion of counterinsurgency in the South African army Anita M Gossmann 136

Chapter 10 Countering spoilers: Peacekeeping and counterinsurgency in Africa Major Jim Terrie 152

Chapter 11 Counterinsurgency in Afghanistan Dr Leopold Scholtz Commander (Prof) Thean Potgieter 169

Chapter 12 Counterinsurgency doctrine: An art by itself Lieutenant Colonel Mark O'Neill 185

Chapter 13 The human terrain: The need for cultural intelligence Professor Lindy Heinecken Dr Donna Winslow 197

Chapter 14 Preparing for hybrid wars: Structuring, training and equipping the South African army of the future Professor Deane-Peter Baker 209

Chapter 15 Conclusion Evert Jordaan 221

Bibliography 235

Index 262

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