Modern Insurgencies and Counter-Insurgencies: Guerrillas and their Opponents since 1750, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Modern Insurgencies and Counter-Insurgencies

Guerrillas and their Opponents since 1750, 1st Edition

By Ian F. Beckett


288 pages

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Paperback: 9780415239349
pub: 2001-07-26
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Modern Insurgencies and Counter-Insurgencies explores how unconventional warfare tactics have opposed past and present governments all over the world, from eighteenth-century guerrilla warfare to the urban terrorism of today. Insurgency remains one of the most prevalent forms of conflict and presents a crucial challenge to the international community, governments and the military.

In addition to examining the tactics of guerrilla leaders such as Lawrence, Mao, Guevara and Marighela, Modern Insurgencies and Counter-Insurgencies also analyses the counter-insurgency theories of Gallieni, Callwell, Thompson and Kitson. It explores such conflicts as:

* the American War of Independence

* Napoleon's campaign in Spain

* the wars of decolonisation

* the superpowers in Vietnam and Afghanistan

* conflicts in Northern Ireland, Sierra Leone and Colombia.

About the Series

Warfare and History

This new series of single-authored books on war, warfare and society marks a major new publishing initiative in military history for undergraduate students. Covering the whole span of history, the series seeks to encourage works on the impact of war and the preparations for war on social, economic and political developments. The books will eschew the 'battles and generals' approach, and seek to place militarism in context.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General
HISTORY / Military / General