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Resisting Rebellion: The History and Politics of Counterinsurgency (edition 2006)

by Anthony James Joes (Author)

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People's war. Popular revolt. Small war. Unconventional warfare. Insurgency. By whatever name you choose to call it, guerilla warfare claimed countless lives in the 20th century and continues to confound the militaries of major world powers. In Resisting Rebellion: The History and Politics of Counter -insurgency, Anthony James Joes argues that an understanding of the origins and motivations behind guerilla warfare requires an examination of its long history. More important, in order to prevail against the tactics employed by these nonconventional warriors, military thinkers and policy-makers must understand that guerilla warfare is not just a military tactic but also a political strategy. Joes, one of the nation's leading scholars of guerilla warfare, argues that any effective response to guerilla warfare must be primarily political. Joes examines the historical record to identify patterns in guerilla warfare and counterinsurgency that provide lessons to today's political and military leaders.… (more)
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Title:Resisting Rebellion: The History and Politics of Counterinsurgency
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People's war. Popular revolt. Small war. Unconventional warfare. Insurgency. By whatever name you choose to call it, guerilla warfare claimed countless lives in the 20th century and continues to confound the militaries of major world powers. In Resisting Rebellion: The History and Politics of Counter -insurgency, Anthony James Joes argues that an understanding of the origins and motivations behind guerilla warfare requires an examination of its long history. More important, in order to prevail against the tactics employed by these nonconventional warriors, military thinkers and policy-makers must understand that guerilla warfare is not just a military tactic but also a political strategy. Joes, one of the nation's leading scholars of guerilla warfare, argues that any effective response to guerilla warfare must be primarily political. Joes examines the historical record to identify patterns in guerilla warfare and counterinsurgency that provide lessons to today's political and military leaders.

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