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The U.S. Army/Marine Corps Counterinsurgency Field Manual By U.S. Army/Marine Corps

The U.S. Army/Marine Corps Counterinsurgency Field Manual
by U.S. Army/Marine Corps

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Presents an approach to combat that emphasizes constant adaptation and learning, importance of decentralized decision making, the need to understand local politics and customs, and the role of intelligence in winning the support of the population. This manual emphasizes the paradoxical and counterintuitive nature of counterinsurgency operations.
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The U.S. Army/Marine Corps Counterinsurgency Field Manual Summary


The U.S. Army/Marine Corps Counterinsurgency Field Manual by U.S. Army/Marine Corps

When the U.S. military invaded Iraq, it lacked a common understanding of the problems inherent in counterinsurgency campaigns. It had neither studied them, nor developed doctrine and tactics to deal with them. It is fair to say that in 2003, most Army officers knew more about the U.S. Civil War than about counterinsurgency. This volume was written to fill that void. The result of unprecedented collaboration among top U.S. military experts, scholars, and practitioners in the field, the manual espouses an approach to combat that emphasizes constant adaptation and learning, the importance of decentralized decision making, the need to understand local politics and customs, and the key role of intelligence in winning the support of the population. The manual also emphasizes the paradoxical and often counterintuitive nature of counterinsurgency operations: sometimes the more you protect your forces, the less secure you are; sometimes the more force you use, the less effective it is; sometimes doing nothing is the best reaction. A new introduction by Sarah Sewall, director of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, places the manual in critical and historical perspective, explaining the significance and potential impact of this revolutionary challenge to conventional U.S. military doctrine. An attempt by our military to redefine itself in the aftermath of 9/11 and the new world of international terrorism, "The U.S. Army/Marine Corps Counterinsurgency Field Manual" will play a vital role in American military campaigns for years to come.

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The U.S. Army/Marine Corps Counterinsurgency Field Manual Reviews


"This is the definitive guide as to how the U.S. military plans to address what is likely to be the dominant form of warfare over the next decade." - Andrew Krepinevich, author of The Army and Vietnam "Surely a manual that's on the bedside table of the president, vice president, secretary of defense, 21 of 25 members of the Senate Armed Services Committee and many others deserves a place at your bedside too." - Lt. General David H. Petraeus"

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The U.S. Army/Marine Corps Counterinsurgency Field Manual by U.S. Army/Marine Corps
U.S. Army/Marine Corps
Used - Very Good
Paperback
The University of Chicago Press
2007-09-07
352
0226841510
9780226841519
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