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British counterinsurgency

Author: John Newsinger
Publisher: Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd editionView all editions and formats
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"For many years, the British Army was considered to have a particular expertise at counterinsurgency campaigning. John Newsinger's British Counterinsurgency challenges this view. The book examines the post-1945 campaigns in Palestine, Malaya, Kenya, Cyprus, South Yemen, Dhofar, Northern Ireland and most recently in Iraq and Afghanistan. It looks at the opponents the British faced, the methods that were used against  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Military history
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Newsinger
ISBN: 9780230298248 0230298249 9780230298231 0230298230
OCLC Number: 930076210
Description: vii, 284 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction --
At War with Zion --
The Running Dog War: Malaya --
The Mau Mau Revolt --
Cyprus and EOKA --
The Struggle for South Yemen --
The Unknown Wars: Oman and Dhofar --
The Long War: Northern Ireland --
America's Wars: Afghanistan and Iraq.
Responsibility: John Newsinger.

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British Counterinsurgency challenges the British Army's claim to counterinsurgency expertise. It provides well-written, accessible and up-to-date accounts of the post-1945 campaigns in Palestine,  Read more...

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"...a masterful work of historical synthesis with a refreshingly radical bite" - Huw Bennett, Aberystwyth University, Wales

 
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