Military Leadership and Counterinsurgency: The British Army and Small War Strategy Since World War II

Military Leadership and Counterinsurgency: The British Army and Small War Strategy Since World War II

by Victoria Nolan

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Military Leadership and Counterinsurgency: The British Army and Small War Strategy Since World War II by Victoria Nolan

Between 1948 and 1960, the British army conducted three important counterinsurgency operations in Malaya, Kenya, and Cyprus. During that time, military leaders inspired the evolution of a distinct organizational culture, known as "small wars culture," which affected learning, discipline, and attitudes towards leadership and fellow soldiers. Using a synthesis of organizational theory and archival research, this book explores how military leaders embedded and transmitted this particular military organizational culture within the British army and provides an analysis of leaders’ characteristics, their support networks and past experiences. This book will be of interest to counterinsurgency specialists, the British Army, and military historians and sociologists, as well as to serving military forces.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781848857742
Publisher: I. B.Tauris & Company, Limited
Publication date: 01/15/2012
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Victoria Nolan is a Coordination Assistant for the Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER) at the University of Essex. She holds a PhD in War Studies from KCL and an MSc in Global Security from Cranfield University at the Defence Academy at Shrivenham.

Table of Contents

Introduction
• The Legacy of Imperial Policing
• The Malayan Emergency, 1948-1960
• Kenya and the Mau Mau Uprising, 1952-1956
• Cyprus, 1955-1960
• Conclusion
• Timeline of Events
• A Note on Conventional Warfare Thinking
• Glossary of Terms
• Bibliography

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