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The Marines, counterinsurgency, and strategic culture : lessons learned and lost in America's wars

Author: Jeannie L Johnson; James N Mattis
Publisher: Washington, DC : Georgetown University Press, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The US Marine Corps has traditionally been one of the most innovative branches of the US military, but even it has struggled to learn and retain lessons from past counterinsurgency wars. Jeannie L. Johnson looks at the clash between strategic culture and organizational learning through the US Marine Corps's long experience with counterinsurgency. She first undertakes a fascinating examination of what makes the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Military history
Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jeannie L Johnson; James N Mattis
ISBN: 9781626165571 1626165572
OCLC Number: 1035947751
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 310 pages)
Contents: Counterinsurgency default settings : the strategic cultures of Americans, the US military, and Marines --
Know thyself : turning the strategic culture tool inward --
Bounding the possible : the impact of US national and military cultures on counterinsurgency practice --
Life in the seams : establishing Marine Corps identity and role --
Brothers in arms : Marine norms and values --
"We do windows" : Marine norms and perceptual lens --
Marines across a century of counterinsurgency practice --
Setting the stage : small wars and the American mind --
Contrasting nation-building in the Caribbean and Vietnam : efficiency and order as enemies of democracy --
Counterinsurgency readiness from Haiti to Vietnam : the consequences of craving conventional war --
Counterinsurgency in Iraq : experiencing the learning curve --
Conclusion : lessons learned and lost.
Responsibility: Jeannie L. Johnson ; foreword by Gen. Jim Mattis, US Marines (ret.).

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Jeannie L. Johnson takes a sympathetic but critical look at the Marine Corps's long experience with counterinsurgency warfare. Which counterinsurgency lessons have been learned and retained for next  Read more...

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