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The Biggest Stick: The Employment of Artillery Units in Counterinsurgency

  title={The Biggest Stick: The Employment of Artillery Units in Counterinsurgency},
  author={R. B. Johnson},
Abstract : This study uses a comparative analysis of the Malayan Emergency, the American experience in Vietnam, and Operation Iraqi Freedom to examine the role and effectiveness of artillery units in complex counterinsurgency environments. Through this analysis, four factors emerge which impact the employment of artillery units: the counterinsurgency effort's requirement for indirect fires, constraints and limitations on indirect fires, the counterinsurgency effort's force organization, and the… Expand
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