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Counter-Insurgency Warfare By Dustin Langstaff
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Counter-insurgency may be defined as ‘comprehensive civilian and military efforts taken to simultaneously defeat and contain insurgency and address its root causes' Insurgency is the organized... More > use of subversion and violence to seize, nullify or challenge political control of a region. As such, it is primarily a political struggle, in which both sides use armed force to create space for their political, economic and influence activities to be effective.< Less
Counter-insurgency By peter dancey
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COIN is an overview of the small former training aircraft and later dedidiced COIN aircraft operated during the conflict in south-east Asia
Essays About Insurgency and Counter-Insurgency in Asia By Roberto Miguel Rodriguez
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This is a compilation of essays about different aspects of insurgency and counter-insurgency strategies in Asia
Paddy Griffith’s Counter Insurgency Wargames (1980) By John Curry, Paddy Griffith
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Paddy Griffith (1947- 2010) was a leading British military theorist and historian, who used wargaming as part of his tool set to critically analyse operational and tactical military history. This... More > book includes two previously unpublished COunter-INsurgency (COIN) wargames from 1976 to 1980 and an example of a British Army live-roleplaying COIN from 1980. The first COIN game, Longreagh Village, is about a security force base facing a particularly challenging week of supporting the local police in a border village. The second COIN game, summer in Dogem-on-Sea, is set in ORANGELAND. The local police are facing a two pronged threat against the local population. The third COIN game is an outline of a British Army live-roleplaying exercise, to allow the officer cadets of Sandhurst to gain practical experience of COIN. The foreword is by Brian Train, a well-known current game designer, who specialises in producing games about irregular warfare.< Less
Counter Insurgency Operations By peter dancey
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Britain pioneered COIN ops' during WW II qith the fast DH Mosquito night-bombers. COIN operations cannot on their own win a war as to be effective they have to be supported by ground troops. This... More > ebook looks at the origins of COIN and its successful use in a number of post-WWII anti-communist guerrilla skirmishes.< Less
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Operationalizing Counter Threat Finance Strategies By Strategic Studies Institute, Shima D. Keene, and U.S. Army War College
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It is a well established axiom that attempting to defeat an insurgency or a terrorist organization headon is merely treating the symptoms of a problem. For long-term success, the campaign must also... More > address the root causes of the insecurity that spawned conflict in the first place. In this monograph, British academic and practitioner Dr. Shima Keene describes a number of ways in which financial intelligence can be leveraged not only to disrupt adversary activities, but also to provide indicators and warnings of future actions and, ultimately, to address underlying insecurities. Dr. Keene was previously both a banker and a British Army reservist. In this monograph, she uses her expertise as a threat finance specialist to outline specific areas where financial intelligence analysis techniques, which are common in the private sector, can be applied to combating insurgency, terrorism, and other hard security threats.< Less
Counter Terrorism Guidance For Nigerian Religious Leaders By Temitope Olodo
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With over 10,000 Nigerians killed in terrorist attacks over a period of two years. Nigeria Religious Leaders need to ensure the safety of their congregation and increase community confidence that... More > they take safety and security seriously. This book provides step by step guidance on how to prevent terrorist attack in a place of worship in Nigeria.< Less
Countering Radicalization And Recruitment To Al-Qaeda: Fighting The War Of Deeds By Strategic Studies Institute, Paul Kamolnick, U.S. Army War College
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Twenty-five years after al-Qaeda’s founding, countering al-Qaeda radicalization and recruitment remains a key U.S. Government (USG) strategic objective. Al-Qaeda proclaims itself the true... More > Islamic vanguard seeking to overthrow alleged anti-Muslim apostate governments throughout the Arab Muslim world. Conducting spectacular, carefully orchestrated anti-Western mass casualty terrorist attacks as a component of a broader pan-Sunni Islamist insurgent strategy, al-Qaeda deftly employs insidious propaganda. This propaganda creates Manichean alternatives—“The Crusader-Zionist War Against Islam” versus “The Vanguard Defender of the Muslim Umma”—that have not been decisively discredited despite a barrenness in fact. An underground of selfradicalizing individuals and small cliques incited by al-Qaeda agitation propaganda now also occupies the attention of the intelligence and criminal justice sectors of virtually every Western nation.< Less
The Effectiveness of Drone Strikes in Counterinsurgency and Counterterrorism Campaigns (Enlarged Edition) By Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, James Igoe Walsh
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The United States increasingly relies on unmanned aerial vehicles to target insurgent and terrorist groups around the world. This monograph analyzes the available research and evidence that assesses... More > the political and military consequences of drone strikes. It is not clear if drone strikes have degraded their targets, or that they kill enough civilians to create sizable public backlashes against the United States. Drones are a politically and militarily attractive way to counter insurgents and terrorists, but, paradoxically, this may lead to their use in situations where they are less likely to be effective and where they are difficult to predict consequences.< Less