By Ivan Eland

This e-book examines the consequences of counterinsurgency war for U.S. security coverage and makes the compelling argument that the U.S.' default place on counterinsurgency wars will be to prevent them.

• Examines a much broader breadth of ancient circumstances than different books on counterinsurgency, taking into account extra exact tests and conclusions in regards to the efficacy of COIN according to the teachings discovered throughout history

• provides research-based proof that the Unites States should still become involved in counterinsurgency war in basic terms within the infrequent circumstances during which U.S. important pursuits are at stake

• presents thought-provoking dialogue of the family unwanted effects because of abroad counterinsurgency operations

• Questions the effectiveness of COIN technique through the use of a variety of historic examples lined in the course of the book

• Covers significant cases of COIN war in historical past, together with the French in Algeria and Indochina, the British in Malaysia and Afghanistan, the us in Vietnam and the present wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and diverse others

• Appeals to readers and scholars of army heritage, procedure, and defense

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