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Angola : a modern military history, 1961-2002

Author: Stephen L Weigert
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
"This study is the first comprehensive assessment of warfare in Angola to cover all three phases of the nation's modern history: the anti-colonial struggle, the Cold War phase, and the post-Cold War era. It is also the first to cover, in detail, the final phase of warfare in Angola, 1998-2002, culminating in Jonas Savimbi's death and the signing of the Luena Accord. Author Stephen Weigart offers a controversial  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Weigert, Stephen L.
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011
(DLC) 2011014071
Named Person: Jonas Malheiro Savimbi; Jonas Malheiro Savimbi
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen L Weigert
ISBN: 9786613318077 6613318078 9780230337831 023033783X 9781349297948 1349297941
OCLC Number: 759166807
Description: 1 online resource (272 pages) : maps
Contents: Angola: A Modern Military History, 1961-2002; Contents; Acknowledgments; Chapter 1: Introduction; Indecisive Leadership and Protracted Warfare; Theories of Guerrilla Warfare: Adapted and Adulterated; UNITA: Ardent Reformers or Ambivalent Revolutionaries?; Fighting to Win: Mao's Ambivalent Legacy; Fighting to Talk: Grivas's Ambivalent Legacy; An Uncertain Future and a Reinterpreted Past; Chapter 2: The Quest for a Strategy of Guerrilla Warfare (1961-65); Mao's African Disciples; Pierre Mulele and the Kwilu Rebellion (1963-68). Angola's War for Independence and the Debate over Appropriate StrategiesRevolutionary Angolan Precedents; Real or Imagined Role Models: Frantz Fanon and the FNLA; From Fanon to Guevara to Mao; Chapter 3: Asian Strategies and Angolan Realities (1966-77); History and Geography; From Theory to Practice; Competition in a Vacuum; A Stubborn Opponent; Auxiliaries and Allies; Portugal and the Domestic Politics of Guerrilla Warfare; Origins of the Angolan Civil War; Alvor and the Augmentation of Insurgent Forces; A Disastrous Chain Reaction; The Race for Luanda; Havana, Moscow, and the MPLA Prevail. Relearning Mao's Military LessonsChapter 4: Guerrilla and Conventional Warfare (1978-90); Escalating Guerrilla Warfare and Cross Border Combat; Patrons and Enhanced Power; Expansion and Elaboration; Pretoria's Widening War in the Southwest; A Diplomatic Respite; Mavinga: Military Focal Point of the Angolan Civil War; Early Ebb and Flow; The 1985 Campaign (Operation Second Congress): Technical and Quantitative Modifications; Operation Iron Fist (1986); "The Return of the Elephants": The 1987 Mavinga Campaign; The Brazzaville Accord and a Redefinition of the Military Balance. Gbadolite and the "Fog" of DiplomacyAn Unresolved Debate: One Front or Two?; Innovative Paths Not Taken; From War to Diplomacy; Lingering Doubts and Signs of UNITA Factionalism; Chapter 5: From Peace to War and Back (1991-2002); Bicesse and Its Flaws; UNITA: Further Fissures in the Monolith; An Ambiguous Election Outcome and the Return to War; Talking and Fighting; From Namibe to Addis Ababa and All-Out War; Luanda Regains the Tactical Initiative; The Lusaka Accord: A Poisoned Peace; Steps Forward, Steps Back; Savimbi's Political Status, Diamonds, and Oil; Hope Realized, Trust Betrayed. A New Regional Balance of PowerA Diminished UN Peacekeeping Force and an Emboldened Angolan Army; Lusaka's Last Gasps; Angola's Third Civil War (1998-2002); Less Fighting, More Talking; FAA Turns the Tide: Operation Restauro; UNITA Regroups and Savimbi Vanishes; Operation Hexagono; Operation Triangulo; Ambivalence, Regional Distractions, and Persistence; Simultaneous Offensives; Savimbi Speaks, UNITA Convenes; Flexibility and Rigidity; A Second Round of Concurrent Campaigns; Operation Quissonde (Brave Ant); Savimbi's Last Days; From War to Peace; Chapter 6: Conclusion; Unfinished Business.
Responsibility: Stephen L. Weigert.


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