Insurgency and counterinsurgency in Central America

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Dept. of National Defence, Canada, Operational Research and Analysis Establishment , Ottawa
Insurgency -- Central America, Counterinsurgency -- Central America, Central America -- Politics and government -- 1979-, Central America -- History -- 1951-1979, Central America -- History --
Statementby David Charters, Maurice Tugwell.
SeriesORAE extra-mural paper / Operational Research and Analysis Establishment, Dept. of National Defence -- no. 23, ORAE extra-mural paper -- no. 23
ContributionsTugwell, Maurice.
LC ClassificationsF1439 C43 1983
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 270 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19629455M

Jeremy Black’s Insurgency and Counterinsurgency: A Global History is a tour de force, discussing the historical evolution of insurgencies and counterinsurgencies. The book takes a chronological approach to the rise of insurgencies, thus making it possible to consider Cited by: 1.

Todd Greentree establishes the historical, political, and conceptual relationship between U.S. involvement in the Central American wars, the Vietnam War, and the current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, and then develops a general analytical framework for understanding the fundamental and recurring nature of insurgency, counterinsurgency, and Cited by:   Book Review published on: Leo Daugherty and Rhonda Smith-Daugherty, authors of Counterinsurgency and the United States Marine Corps: Volume 1, The First Counterinsurgency Era,continue their chronological examination of U.S.

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Marine Corps counterinsurgency operations and activities from to in volume 2. The. Get this from a library. Crossroads of intervention: insurgency and counterinsurgency lessons from Central America. [Todd R Greentree] -- In Crossroads of Intervention, Todd Greentree argues that there are many valuable lessons to be learned about the nature of irregular warfare from the experiences of the United States in Central.

Insurgency and Tyranny in Central America - By William R. Meara Published in April by Naval Institute Press Want to understand insurgencies. Read Contra Cross. Order your copy of Contra Cross Available in paperback and form for e-book readers Discuss the book at the "Contra Cross" blog Listen to an interview with the author.

Counterinsurgency, by the Book. course in the history of insurgency and counterinsurgency. hardened veterans of late 20th-century armed groups from Central America, southern Africa and.

(shelved 1 time as counter-insurgency) avg rating — ratings — published Want to Read saving. This essay reviews, very briefly, America’s experience in counterinsurgency including some observations about recent improvements.

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This actually opened up political space for insurgents in some countries, particularly in Central America. After the revolutionary triumph in Nicaragua inand the emergence of much stronger insurgencies following variants of Mao’s prolonged war, the United States : David E.

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Spencer. Central America in later years were a bit more brutal and a bit less successful, but still maintained partial commitment to the precepts of counterinsurgency. The best aspects of the prevailing. A counter-insurgency or counterinsurgency (COIN) is defined by the United States Department of State as "comprehensive civilian and military efforts taken to simultaneously defeat and contain insurgency and address its root causes".

An insurgency is a rebellion against a constituted authority when those taking part in the rebellion are not recognized as belligerents. An insurgency is a violent rebellion against authority (for example, an authority recognized as such by the United Nations) when those taking part in the rebellion are not recognized as belligerents (lawful combatants).

An insurgency can be fought via counter-insurgency warfare, and may also be opposed by measures to protect the population and by political and economic actions of various kinds.

Counterinsurgency challenges America’s very approach to war (and here I am indebted to Colin S. Gray): apolitical, astrategic, ahistorical, optimistic, problem-solving, culturally ignorant, technologically dependent, firepower-focused, large-scale, profoundly regular, impatient and casualty er, for the foreseeable future, the very word counterinsurgency will be joined at the.

This book makes significant contributions to international and interdisciplinary discussions regarding the seminal features of insurgency and counterinsurgency in modern warfare. It also relates topics with terrorism in the post-9/11 era, including the historical roots of insurgency, radicalism in Europe, and regional radical groups like al.

Insurgency and Counterinsurgency A Global History Jeremy Black. Rowman and Littlefield, Lanham, Maryland,pages. Book Review published on: May 5, Jeremy Black’s recent book is much more than a comprehensive history of insurgency and counterinsurgency operations.

Insurgency and Counterinsurgency m Latin America, RICHARD WEITZ The revival of insurgency movements in Latin American during the past few years behooves us to reexamine previous guerrilla operations in the western hemisphere.

Much of the contemporary debate concerning these insur-gencies is taking place in an historical vacuum. Counterinsurgency and American Strategy, Past and Future Steven Metz Tuesday, Jan. 24, Americans often assume that insurgency is a modern phenomenon, invented by Mao Zedong and refined by his.

D.E.A. Action Leads to Massacre in Honduras: Indigenous Communities Again Target of “Counterinsurgency” in Central America. By Annie Bird, co-director Rights Action ([email protected]). The Patuca River is like a highway for over 25 Miskitu, Tawaka and Pech communities that live on its shores; there are no roads in this part of the Gracias a Dios department.

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counterinsurgency warfare operatives adopted lessons from the Nazis' fight against the partisans and evolved into a dangerous law onto themselves, writes.

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Jeremy Black’s Insurgency and Counterinsurgency: A Global History is a tour de force, discussing the historical evolution of insurgencies and counterinsurgencies.

The book takes a chronological approach to the rise of insurgencies, thus making it possible to consider how and why lessons were : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Counterinsurgency By: David Kilcullen Oxford: Oxford University Press, David Kilcullen is an Australian soldier-scholar whose writings on insurgency and counterinsurgency are the most influential since David Galula’s classic book on the topic.

In this review we examine Kilcullen’s book, Counterinsurgency, which is a compilation of most of his writings up to the publication. Years after the U.S. invasion of Iraq, a loosely organized insurgency continues to target American and Coalition soldiers, as well as Iraqi security forces and civilians, with devastating results.

In this sobering account of the ongoing violence, Ahmed Hashim, a specialist on Middle Eastern strategic issues and on irregular warfare, reveals the insurgents behind the widespread revolt, their 4/5(2).

In his latest book, Why Counterinsurgency Fails: The U.S. in Iraq and Afghanistan, Dr. de Tray highlights how this program affirmed that Afghanistan’s district sub-governors have both the will and capacity to serve their people. He suggests that perhaps the poor outcomes in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Vietnam before them are the result of a.

A counterinsurgency reading list Lt. Col. John Nagl was one of the most respected voices for reforming the US Army's approach to counter-insurgency. He retired from active service to continue his agitation as a civilian, and among other things posted this list of best books (and a video) on Amazon.

MARINES AND COUNTERINSURGENCY IN VIETNAM. Neil Sheehan in his book, A Bright Shining Lie, shows the Marine predisposition for fighting an insurgency war when he says: There was a school of pacification strategists within the upper ranks of the Marine Corps because of its institutional history.

Daniel Byman, “Friends Like These: Counterinsurgency and the War on Terrorism,” International Security, 31/2 (), pp.

79–; Todd Greentree, Crossroads of Insurgency: Insurgency and Counterinsurgency Lessons from Central America (Westport, CT, ), pp. 73–Author: Geraint Hughes.

The United States once again finds itself actively supporting a foreign government in its struggle against a violent insurgent force.

For many, the defeat of a capable, determined Iraqi insurgency by coalition forces appears doubtful, and to frustrated U.S. personnel, the lack of an effective counterinsurgency (COIN) policy in Iraq makes the goals and outcome of U.S. policy in Iraq problematic. The Roots of counter-insurgency: armies and guerilla warfare User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict.

All that is written about the activities of the partisan, the rebel, the guerrilla seems to emphasize the inhabitant over the invader.

This book is a major new study of the extent to which national mentalities, or 'ways of war', are responsible for 'national styles' of insurgency and counterinsurgency. Leading scholars examine the ways of war of particular insurgent movements, and the standard operational procedures of states and occupation forces to suppress them.

Drug Cartels and Gangs in Mexico and Central America: A View Through the Lens of Counterinsurgency - Mexican Cartels, COIN Doctrine, Colombia's Insurgency, Drug Trafficking Organizations (DTOs) By Progressive Management (compiler).