Galula

Author: A. A. Cohen
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440800499
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This comprehensive analytical biography is the definitive work on the life and writings of history's most significant counterinsurgency doctrinaire, David Galula, elucidating the context for his reflections and examining the present and future applicability of his treatise for scholars and practitioners alike.

Insurgencies and Counterinsurgencies

Author: Beatrice Heuser
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316720845
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This book is a major new study of the extent to which national mentalities, or 'ways of war', are responsible for 'national styles' of insurgency and counterinsurgency. Leading scholars examine the ways of war of particular insurgent movements, and the standard operational procedures of states and occupation forces to suppress them. Through case studies ranging from British, American and French counterinsurgency to the IRA and the Taliban, they show how 'national styles' evolve, influenced by transnational trends, ideas and practices. They examine whether we can identify a tendency to resort to a particular pattern of fighting and, if so, whether this is dictated by constants such as geography and climate, or by the available options, or else whether there exists a particular 'strategic culture' or 'national style'. Their findings show that 'national style' is not eternal but can undergo fundamental transformations.

Counterinsurgency

Author: Douglas Porch
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107244897
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Counterinsurgency has staked its claim in the new century as the new American way of war. Yet, the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have revived a historical debate about the costs - monetary, political and moral - of operations designed to eliminate insurgents and build nations. Today's counterinsurgency proponents point to 'small wars' past to support their view that the enemy is 'biddable' if the correct tactical formulas are applied. Douglas Porch's sweeping history of counterinsurgency campaigns carried out by the three 'providential nations' of France, Britain and the United States, ranging from nineteenth-century colonial conquests to General Petraeus' 'Surge' in Iraq, challenges the contemporary mythologising of counterinsurgency as a humane way of war. The reality, he reveals, is that 'hearts and minds' has never been a recipe for lasting stability and that past counterinsurgency campaigns have succeeded not through state-building but by shattering and dividing societies while unsettling civil-military relations.

Encyclopedia of Insurgency and Counterinsurgency A New Era of Modern Warfare

Author: Spencer C. Tucker
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610692802
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A fascinating look at the insurgencies and counterinsurgencies throughout history with a concentration on the 20th and 21st centuries. • An introduction by Dr. Conrad Crane of the Army War College, a widely acknowledged expert on the topic • Essays on terms used to describe aspects of insurgency and counterinsurgencies • A chronology tracing important insurgencies and counterinsurgency efforts throughout history • An extensive bibliography that points students toward additional resources for further study

Taliban

Author: Ahmed Rashid
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 9783406606281
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Das Buch behandelt die Geschichte der Taliban-Regierung und die Gründe ihres Erfolgs, das Verhältnis der Taliban zum Islam und umgekehrt der Muslime zu den Taliban sowie die skrupellosen Politik der Grossmächte um Öl und Pipelines durch Afghanistan, dazu die Entwicklung seit 2001.

Wie man die Zeit anh lt

Author: Matt Haig
Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag
ISBN: 3423433841
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Wenn Liebe die Zeit besiegt. Keiner lehrt Geschichte so lebendig wie er ? und das hat einen guten Grund: Tom Hazard, Geschichtslehrer und verschrobener Einzelgänger, sieht aus wie 40, ist aber in Wirklichkeit über 400 Jahre alt. Er hat die Elisabethanische Ära in England, die Expeditionen von Captain Cook in der Südsee, die Literaten und Jazzmusiker der Roaring Twenties in Paris erlebt und alle acht Jahre eine neue Identität angenommen. Eines war er über die Jahrhunderte hinweg immer: einsam. Denn die Nähe zu anderen Menschen wäre höchst gefährlich gewesen. Jetzt aber tritt Camille in sein Leben. Und damit verändert sich alles.