British counterinsurgency in Brunei and Sarawak, 1962–1963: developing best practices in the shadow of Malaya

  title={British counterinsurgency in Brunei and Sarawak, 1962–1963: developing best practices in the shadow of Malaya},
  author={Alexander Nicholas Shaw},
  journal={Small Wars \& Insurgencies},
  pages={702 - 725}
  • A. Shaw
  • Published 19 June 2016
  • Political Science
  • Small Wars & Insurgencies
Abstract This paper uses recently-released material from the ‘migrated archives’ to provide an original counterinsurgency analysis of the TNKU revolt in Brunei and Sarawak from December 1962 to May 1963. It argues that, despite a failure to act upon intelligence predicting the outbreak of insurgency, Britain developed a highly effective counterinsurgency organisation. These records also indicate that decision-makers drew inspiration from the Malayan Emergency to inform success in Brunei… 


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