Failure of Counterinsurgency, The: Why Hearts and Minds Are Seldom Won

Failure of Counterinsurgency, The: Why Hearts and Minds Are Seldom Won

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Given the unsatisfactory outcomes of the counterinsurgency (COIN) wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the U.S. military is now in a heated debate over whether wars involving COIN operations are worth fighting. This book provides a comprehensive analysis of the effectiveness of COIN through key historic episodes and concludes that the answer is an emphatic qno, q based on a dominant record of U.S. military or political failure, and inconsistency in the reasons for the rare cases of success. The author also examines the implications of his findings for U.S. foreign policy, defense policy, and future weapons procurement.Eland has a PhD in Public Policy (emphasis in national security policy) and MBA (emphasis in applied economics) from ... into U.S. Defense Policy; The Empire Has No Clothes: U.S. Foreign Policy Exposed; Recarving Rushmore: Ranking theanbsp;...


Title:Failure of Counterinsurgency, The: Why Hearts and Minds Are Seldom Won
Author: Ivan Eland
Publisher:ABC-CLIO - 2013-07-19
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