A systematic, comprehensive, and straightforward textbook for analyzing and comparing insurgencies and terrorist movements, Insurgency and Terrorism was first published in 1990 to broad acclaim. Observers, scholars, students, military personnel, journalists, and government analysts worldwide found it worthy of study. Now Insurgency and Terrorism has been thoroughly revised and updated to cover activity that has since occurred in Afghanistan, Iraq, the Philippines, Colombia, and elsewhere and to address the new tactics and weapons used—and threatened.
Author Bard E. O'Neill, the director of studies of insurgency and revolution at the National War College, addresses insurgencies with respect to ultimate goals, strategies, forms of warfare, the role and means of acquiring popular support, organizational dynamics, causes and effects of disunity, types of external support, and government responses. Course syllabi included.
ABOUT THE FIRST EDITION:
"Anyone interested in the role of force in international affairs should read "Insurgency and Terrorism". Bard O Neill has educated thousands of our leaders. Now his celebrated framework for analyzing insurgencies is available to a wider audience. This book cries out to be read and studied."
|Insurgency in the contemporary world||p. 1|
|The nature of insurgency||p. 15|
|Insurgent strategies||p. 45|
|The environment||p. 71|
|Popular support||p. 93|
|Organization and unity||p. 115|
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Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 20th August 2005
Publisher: Potomac Books Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 15.0 x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised