counter-insurgency bookstore



OVERALL


 

Home
 

Reading Room

Armed Forces
Business
Counter-Insurgency
Counter-Terrorism
Homeland Security
Insurgency
Terrorism
 

Bookstore

Armed Forces
Business
Counter-Insurgency
Counter-Terrorism
Homeland Security
Insurgency
Terrorism
 

Contact







 

China's War on Terrorism: Counter-Insurgency, Politics and Internal Security (Asian Security Studies) (Hardcover), by Martin I. Wayne. Routledge; 1 edition (December 20, 2007).
China’s war on terror is among its most prominent and least understood of campaigns. With links to the global jihad, an indigenous insurgency threatens the government’s grip on a massive region of north- western China known as Xinjiang. Riots, bombings, ambushes, and assassinations have rocked the region under separatist and Islamist banners. China acted early and forcefully, and although brutal, their efforts represent one of the few successes in the global struggle against Islamist terrorism. The effectiveness of this campaign has raised questions regarding whether China genuinely confronts a terrorist threat. In this book, based on extensive fieldwork, Martin Wayne investigates China’s counterinsurgency effort, highlighting the success of an approach centered on reshaping local society and government institutions. At the same time, he raises the question of what the United States may be able to learn from China’s approach, and argues that as important a case as Xinjiang needs to be fully examined in order for terrorism to be defeated. This book will be of interest to students of China, Asian politics, terrorism and security studies in general. Information

Dimensions of Counter-insurgency: Applying Experience to Practice (Hardcover), by Tim Benbow: Rod and Rod Thornton. Routledge; 1 edition (February 19, 2008). Information

Israeli Counter-Insurgency and the Intifadas: Dilemmas of a Conventional Army (Middle Eastern Military Studies) (Hardcover), by Sergi Catignani. Routledge; 1 edition (March 31, 2008).
This volume analyzes the conduct of the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) counter-insurgency operations during the two major Palestinian uprisings (1987-1993 and 2000-2005) in the Territories of the West Bank and Gaza Strip. It employs primary and secondary resources to produce a comprehensive analysis on whether or not the IDF has been able to adapt its conventional conduct of warfare to the realities of the Israeli-Palestinian low-intensity conflict and achieve any sort of victory over the Palestinian insurgents. Sergio Catignani provides new insights into how conventional armies struggle with contemporary insurgency by looking in particular at the strategic, operational, tactical and ethical dilemmas of the IDF over the last two decades. By examining the way in which the IDF and the Israeli security doctrine were formed and developed over time, he explores the extent to which Israeli security assumptions, civil-military relations, the organizational culture, command and control structure, and conduct of the IDF have affected its adaptation to the contemporary Israeli-Palestinian low-intensity conflict. Israeli Counter-Insurgency and the Intifadas will be of much interest to students of low-intensity conflict and counter-insurgency, the Israeli army, the Middle Eastern conflict and strategic studies in general. Information

Modern Counter-insurgency (The International Library of Essays on Military History) (The International Library of Essays on Military History) (Hardcover), by Ian Beckett (Editor). Ashgate Publishing (February 28, 2007). Information

Modern Insurgencies and Counter-Insurgencies: Guerrillas and Their Opponents Since 1750 (Warfare and History) (Paperback), by Ian Beckett. Routledge; 1 edition (August 24, 2001).
Modern Insurgencies and Counter-Insurgencies explores how unconventional warfare tactics have opposed past and present governments all over the world, from eighteenth century guerrilla warfare through to the urban terrorism of today. Insurgency remains one of the most prevalent forms of conflict and presents a crucial challenge to the international community, governments and the military. In addition to examining the tactics of guerrilla leaders such as Lawrence Mao, Guevara, and Marighela, the book also analyzes the counter-insurgency theories of Gallieni, Callwell, Thompson, and Kitson. Encompassing both an analytic and historical framework, this timely one-volume study runs the gamut from The Revolutionary War and Napoleon's campaign in Spain to the conflicts in Northern Ireland and Colombia -- and is a must read for anyone interested in military history and international relations.  Information

Regime Change: U.S. Strategy through the Prism of 9/11 (Woodrow Wilson Center Press) (Hardcover), by Robert S. Litwak. The Johns Hopkins University Press (January 30, 2007). Information

Revolution, Counter-Revolution and Union: Ireland in the 1790s (Hardcover), by Jim Smyth (Editor). Cambridge University Press; 1 edition (February 15, 2001).
This volume of essays explores United Irish propaganda and organization, and looks at the forces of revolution before and during the 1798 rebellion. Its scope ranges from high to low politics, and it covers subjects from literary propaganda to art history and the history of religion. It also differs from earlier "bicentenary" volumes by shedding new light on "counter-revolution," repression, and the state, and by shifting the chronological center of gravity away from 1798 toward the immediate aftermath and the longer-term consequences.  Information

Revolution, Socialism and Nationalism in Viet Nam: The Failure of Counter-Insurgency in the South (Revolution, Socialism and Nationalism in Vietnam) (Hardcover), by Ken Post. Ashgate Publishing (November 1990). Information

SAS: The First Secret Wars: The Unknown Years of Combat and Counter-Insurgency (Hardcover), by Tim Jones. I. B. Tauris (June 16, 2005).
The covert, clandestine operations of the Special Air Service Regiment (SAS), from the jungles of Malaya, Borneo and Brunei to the deserts and mountains of the Middle East, have been widely documented. There has always been intense fascination in the SAS, stoked by the regiment's "closed" organization and secretive activities. But no period of activity has remained more secret than the vital years after the Second World War when the regiment seemingly expired, only to rise miraculously from the dead to fight Communism in the Malaya emergency. Tim Jones's fascinating history pieces together the evidence to show that while the Malaya emergency re-established the SAS as a unique source of counter-guerilla expertise, the regiment lived on and was covertly involved in the Greek Civil War of 1945-49, a war unmatched in savagery until the Bosnian conflict in the 1990s.  Information

The Long War: A New History of U.S. National Security Policy Since World War II (Hardcover), by Andrew J. Bacevich. Columbia University Press (June 8, 2007).
Although the American Academy of Arts and Letters is best known for the awards and prizes it grants artists, writers, and musicians, the organization itself remains as little-understood as its awards are acclaimed. John Updike has brought together eleven current members-including Cynthia Ozick, Norman Mailer, and Louis Auchincloss--to raid the Academy's archives. With each writer taking on a decade of the Academy's history, they have created an eye-opening documentary of an organization central to the arts in America for the past century. R. W. B. Lewis writes of the admission of Julia Ward Howe in 1907 (at the age of 86) as the first woman in the Academy, and the intense debate about the very consideration of female members. Lewis also recounts the humorous saga of the feuding James brothers, with William declining membership and decrying the election several months prior to the nomination of his "younger and shallower and vainer brother" Henry. Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., tells of the Academy's struggle against modernism in the 1930s--largely a one-man war waged by its feisty septuagenarian secretary, Robert Underwood Johnson-that resulted in a perennial failure to nominate F. Scott Fitzgerald and H. L. Mencken, among others. And composer Jack Beeson notes Gore Vidal's droll telegram declining an honorary membership on the grounds that he was already a member of the Diners Club.  Information

The U.S. Army/Marine Corps Counterinsurgency Field Manual (Paperback), by John A. Nagl (Foreword), David H. Petraeus (Foreword), James F. Amos (Foreword), Sarah Sewall (Introduction). University of Chicago Press; University of Chicago Press Ed. / edition (July 4, 2007).
When the U.S. military invaded Iraq, it   lacked a common understanding of the problems inherent in counterinsurgency campaigns. It had neither studied them, nor developed doctrine and tactics to deal with them. It is fair to say that in 2003, most Army officers knew more about the U.S. Civil War than they did about counterinsurgency. The U.S. Army / Marine Corps Counterinsurgency Field Manual was written to fill that void. The result of unprecedented collaboration among top U.S. military experts, scholars, and practitioners in the field, the manual espouses an approach to combat that emphasizes constant adaptation and learning, the importance of decentralized decision-making, the need to understand local politics and customs, and the key role of intelligence in winning the support of the population. The manual also emphasizes the paradoxical and often counterintuitive nature of counterinsurgency operations: sometimes the more you protect your forces, the less secure you are; sometimes the more force you use, the less effective it is; sometimes doing nothing is the best reaction.  An new introduction by Sarah Sewall, director of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, places the manual in critical and historical perspective, explaining the significance and potential impact of this revolutionary challenge to conventional U.S. military doctrine. An attempt by our military to redefine itself in the aftermath of 9/11 and the new world of international terrorism, The U.S. Army / Marine Corps Counterinsurgency Field Manual will play a vital role in American military campaigns for years to come. The University of Chicago Press will donate a portion of the proceeds from this book to the Fisher House Foundation, a private-public partnership that supports the families of America’s injured servicemen. To learn more about the Fisher House Foundation, visit www.fisherhouse.org.  Information


 Back to Counter-Insurgency Bookstore

Counter-Insurgency Reading Room


Visit Remy Mauduit's Web Site, Former Insurgent and Counter-Insurgent










 

Copyright 1995-2008  (TMG). All Rights Reserved

setstats 1

setstats 1

setstats