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A question of command : counterinsurgency from the Civil War to Iraq

Author: Mark Moyar
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2009.
Series: Yale library of military history.
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"According to the prevailing view of counterinsurgency, the key to defeating insurgents is selecting methods that will win the people's hearts and minds. The hearts-and-minds theory permeates not only most counterinsurgency books of the twenty-first century but the U.S. Army/Marine Corps Counterinsurgency Field Manual, the U.S. military's foremost text on counterinsurgency. Mark Moyar assails this conventional  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Moyar
ISBN: 9780300152760 0300152760 9780300168075 0300168071
OCLC Number: 317471820
Description: xviii, 347 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Leader-centric warfare --
The Civil War --
Reconstruction in the South --
The Philippine insurrection --
The Huk rebellion --
The Malayan emergency --
The Vietnam war --
The Salvadoran insurgency --
The war in Afghanistan --
The Iraq War --
How to win.
Series Title: Yale library of military history.
Responsibility: Mark Moyar ; foreword by Donald Kagan and Frederick Kagan.

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Presents a history of counterinsurgency. This book identifies the ten critical attributes of counterinsurgency leadership and reveals why these attributes have been much more prevalent in some  Read more...

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"Moyar's study of Vietnam--"Triumph Forsaken"--is becoming a classic in counterinsurgency circles. His new case studies--"A Question of Command"--are making it to the desks of top military decision Read more...

 
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