Borneo 1963-66: Counter-insurgency Operations and War Termination

  title={Borneo 1963-66: Counter-insurgency Operations and War Termination},
  author={Christopher Tuck},
  journal={Small Wars \& Insurgencies},
  pages={111 - 89}
  • Christopher Tuck
  • Published 1 November 2004
  • History, Political Science
  • Small Wars & Insurgencies
If they are examined at all, British counter-insurgency operations in Borneo from 1963-66 tend to be viewed as an overwhelming and, indeed, an almost inevitable success. This is a misleading and, in terms of deriving broader lessons, very dangerous conclusion. This article examines the British counter insurgency (COIN) campaign in Borneo from two perspectives. First, it examines the tactical and operational level aspects of the campaign, including command and control relationships, political… 
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