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Counterinsurgency lessons from Malaya and Vietnam : learning to eat soup with a knife

Author: John A Nagl
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2002.
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Compares the actions of the British and US Armies in Southeast Asia to variables that allowed or prevented adaptation to events on the ground. It compares the development of counterinsurgency  Read more...

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Nagl, John A., 1966-
Counterinsurgency lessons from Malaya and Vietnam.
Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2002
(DLC) 2002025205
(OCoLC)49327036
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John A Nagl
ISBN: 0313046581 9780313046582 9780313077036 0313077037
OCLC Number: 62348451
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xxi, 249 p.)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Preface; Introduction; Setting the Stage; How Armies Learn; The Hard Lesson of Insurgency; The British and American Armies: Separated by a Common Language; Malaya; The Malayan Emergency, 1948-1951; The Empire Strikes Back, 1952-1957; Vietnam; The Advisory Years, 1950-1964; The Fighting Years, 1965-1972; Lessons from Malaya and Vietnam; Comparing British and American Counterinsurgency Learning; Learning to Eat Soup with a Knife; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: John A. Nagl.

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"[O]f timely interest. . . . [s]eeks to explain how conventionally trained armed forces can learn to adapt to unconventional problems in the course of a conflict." - The International History Review

 
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