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Counterinsurgency: Exposing the Myths of the New Way of War

  title={Counterinsurgency: Exposing the Myths of the New Way of War},
  author={Douglas Porch},
1. A 'happy combination of clemency with firmness'. The small wars prologue 2. The road from Sedan 3. The paroxysms of imperial might in the shadow of the Great War 4. From Tipperary to Tel Aviv: British counterinsurgency in the shadow of World War II 5. From small wars to La Guerre Subversive. The radicalization and collapse of French counterinsurgency 6. Vietnam, counterinsurgency, and the American way of war 7. 'A conspiracy of heroes' - revolution and counterinsurgency in Latin America 8… 
People’s war antithesis: Che Guevara and the mythology of Focismo
  • P. Rich
  • Political Science
    People’s War
  • 2019
Abstract This paper re-evaluates the role and significance of Che Guevara and focismo in the strategic debate on insurgent warfare. It argues that Guevara’s approach to making revolution in Latin
A historical overview of US counter-insurgency
Say not the struggle naught availeth, The labour and the wounds are vain, The enemy faints not, nor faileth, And as things have been, things remain.                         Arthur Hugh Clough This
America's Dirty Wars: Irregular Warfare from 1776 to the War on Terror
This book examines the long, complex experience of American involvement in irregular warfare. It begins with the American Revolution in 1776 and chronicles big and small irregular wars for the next
‘Words are cheaper than bullets’: Britain’s psychological warfare in the Middle East, 1945–60
  • Huw Bennett
  • Political Science
    Intelligence and National Security
  • 2019
ABSTRACT Psychological warfare, the use of propaganda to aid military operations, acquired prominence in British strategy in the early Cold War Middle East. This article argues planning made limited
‘The extraordinary successes which the Russians have achieved’ - the Conquest of Central Asia in Callwell’s Small Wars
ABSTRACT Charles Callwell’s Small Wars (1896, 1899, 1906) is widely considered both an ur-text for modern counter-insurgency studies, and a primer for the racialized late-Victorian approach to war
Why a nineteenth-century study?
  • M. Lawrence
  • Political Science
    Small Wars & Insurgencies
  • 2019
The term ‘guerrilla’ tends to evoke twentieth-century rather than nineteenth-century connotations. The First World War witnessed insurgent challenges to imperial rule in Europe and Asia, guerrilla
Response to Jessica A. Stanton’s review of Economy of Force: Counterinsurgency and the Historical Rise of the Social
  • P. Owens
  • Economics
    Perspectives on Politics
  • 2017
This radical new history and theory of counterinsurgency has major implications for social, political and international thought. Retrieving the older but surprisingly neglected language of household
Counterinsurgency American style: Considering David Petraeus and twenty-first century irregular war
This article examines the complex legacy of David Petraeus who was a key figure in the emergence of the US military shift towards counterinsurgency doctrine in the years after 2006. Although Petraeus
The Locals Strike Back: The Anbar Awakening in Iraq and the Rise of Islamic State
This chapter assesses the long-term political consequences of the ‘local turn’ in contemporary counter-insurgency by critically interrogating what came to be known as the Anbar Awakening and the
The Force Publique’s campaigns in the Congo-Arab War, 1892-1894
  • Mario Draper
  • History, Political Science
    Insurgency and Counterinsurgency in the Nineteenth Century
  • 2020
ABSTRACT Between 1892 and 1894 the Force Publique of King Leopold II’s Congo Free State engaged in a series of little-known counter-insurgency operations against ivory and slave traders from


Forgotten Wars : The end of Britain's Asian Empire
Following the immense praise for Bayly and Harper's "Forgotten Armies", its authors now tackle with the same verve, controversy and wit the even more contentious issue of how new nations were born
The war with Spain in 1898
"Remember the Maine!" The war cry spread throughout the United States after the American battleship was blown up in Havana harbor on February 15, 1898. Americans, already sympathetic with Cuba's
The Battle of the Casbah: Terrorism and Counter-terrorism in Algeria, 1955-1957
No French army officer had ever spoken up in such detail on the subject of torture during the bloody 8-year conflict that led to Algeria's independence until this book was first published. General
Repression and Rebellion: Britain's Response to the Arab Revolt in Palestine of 1936–39
In April 1936 growing unrest among the Arab community of Palestine led to the outbreak of a sustained revolt that would pose the most serious threat to British rule thus far experienced by the
The British Way in Counter-Insurgency, 1945-1967
Acknowledgements List of Abbreviations Introduction 1. The Colonial State 2. Gangsters, Thugs, and Bandits: the Enemies of the Colonial State 3. The Legal Context and Counter-insurgency by Committee
Imperial nostalgia, the liberal lie, and the perils of postmodern counterinsurgency
Since 9/11, counterinsurgency is back in fashion; the ‘war on terror’ has even been branded a ‘global counterinsurgency’. However the context within which counterinsurgency originally arose is
The Fatal Knot: The Guerrilla War in Navarre and the Defeat of Napoleon in Spain
  • J. Tone
  • Political Science, History
  • 1994
John Tone recounts the dramatic story of how, between 1808 and 1814, Spanish peasants created and sustained the world's first guerrilla insurgency movement, thereby playing a major role in Napoleon's
Clausewitz and the “New Wars” Scholars
  • B. Schuurman
  • Political Science
    The US Army War College Quarterly: Parameters
  • 2010
Since the Second World War, western armed forces have been most successful against opponents whose weapons, methods of organization, and ways of thinking closely resembled their own. Conflicts such
Misapplying lessons learned? Analysing the utility of British counterinsurgency strategy in Northern Ireland, 1971–76
This article examines the British Army's deployment in support of the civil power in Northern Ireland. It argues that the core guiding principles of the British approach to counterinsurgency (COIN) –
Absolute Destruction: Military Culture and the Practices of War in Imperial Germany
  • I. Hull
  • History, Political Science
  • 2004
In a book that is at once a major contribution to modern European history and a cautionary tale for today, Isabel V. Hull argues that the routines and practices of the Imperial German Army, unchecked