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The U.S. Army/Marine Corps Counterinsurgency Field Manual.

Author: United States Army; United States Marine Corps; John A Nagl
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
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When the U.S. military invaded Iraq, it lacked a common understanding of the problems inherent in counterinsurgency campaigns. It had neither studied them, nor developed doctrine and tactics to deal with them. It is fair to say that in 2003, most Army officers knew more about the U.S. Civil War than they did about counterinsurgency. The U.S. Army / Marine Corps Counterinsurgency Field Manual was written to fill that  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: United States Army; United States Marine Corps; John A Nagl
ISBN: 9780226841526 0226841529
OCLC Number: 437248282
Description: 1 online resource (474 p.)
Contents: Contents; List of Tables, Figures, and Vignettes; Foreword to the University of Chicago Press edition; Introduction to the University of Chicago Press edition; Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Chapter 1. Insurgency and Counterinsurgency; Chapter 2. Unity of Effort: Integrating Civilian and Military Activities; Chapter 3. Intelligence in Counterinsurgency; Chapter 4. Designing Counterinsurgency Campaigns and Operations; Chapter 5. Executing Counterinsurgency Operations; Chapter 6. Developing Host-Nation Security Forces; Chapter 7. Leadership and Ethics for Counterinsurgency. Chapter 8. SustainmentAppendix A.A Guide for Action; Appendix B. Social Network Analysis and Other Analytical Tools; Appendix C. Linguist Support; Appendix D. Legal Considerations; Appendix E. Airpower in Counterinsurgency; Source Notes; Glossary; Annotated Bibliography; Military References; Index.

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When the U.S. military invaded Iraq, it lacked a common understanding of the problems inherent in counterinsurgency campaigns. It had neither studied them, nor developed doctrine and tactics to deal with them. It is fair to say that in 2003, most Army officers knew more about the U.S. Civil War than they did about counterinsurgency. The U.S. Army / Marine Corps Counterinsurgency Field Manual was written to fill that void. The result of unprecedented collaboration among top U.S. military experts, scholars, and practitioners in the field, the manual espouses an approach to combat that emphasizes.

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