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THE 31 DECEMBER 1994-8 FEBRUARY 1995 BATTLE FOR GROZNY  

The 1994-95 fight for Grozny was precipitated by a strange, even bizarre sequence of events. Boris Yeltsin, President of the Russian Republic and serving under the Soviet Unions General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev, stated in 1991 that the republics should chew off all the sovereignty they can swallow.The Russian Republic's President soon came to wish he had never uttered that phrase. Chechnya, a component part of the Russian Republic, took Yeltsin at his word. A small, localized revolution ...Read more >

67 Pages
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WINNING INSURGENT WAR  

The book is not about the US military, or about counterinsurgency (although a few sections are), but it is pro-American. Since the end of the Cold War, Anti-Americanism has drawn from currents that include deconstructionism, neo-Marxism, anti-colonialism, anti-capitalism, antiglobalism,anti-neoliberalism and the reigning favorite, post-structuralism.These isms and especially the latter, tend to reject maps, GIS, reason,engineering, human nature, American football and all kinds of things I ...Read more >

542 Pages
7.47 MB
THE BRITISH ARMY AND COUNTERINSURGENCY : THE SALIENCE OF MILITARY CULTURE  

The British Army has excelled in small-unit,antiguerrilla warfare as they did in other aspects of counterinsurgency. History had given them an army that was relatively small and decentralized and, therefore, ideally suited to such warfare. Since Britain is an island nation, the navy and not the army has been its first line of defense.Distrusted and nderfunded, the junior service was thus relatively unaffected by the revolution in size and organization experienced by continental armies during ...Read more >

7 Pages
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TACTICS, TECHNIQUES AND PROCEDURES FOR COUNTERINSURGENCY  

This handbook provides the tactics, techniques and procedures that may be applied by small unit leaders engaged in counterinsurgency. It is principally focused at the company and below. It describes the nature of insurgency and counterinsurgency, common insurgent approaches, preparation for counterinsurgency, mobilizing the populace, information and intelligence operations and operations in a counterinsurgency environment. The handbook is not prescriptive but meant to inform. The specific ...Read more >

136 Pages
4.61 MB
LOOKING FOR COMMON GROUND  

33 Pages
1.51 MB
COUNTERINSURGENCY AND OPERATIONAL ART : IS THE JOINT CAMPAIGN PLANNING MODEL ADEQUATE  

The United States has conducted or supported more than a dozen counterinsurgencies in the 20th century. The emerging strategic environment indicates that the US will be involved with ounterinsurgencies in the future and there appears to exist operational shortfalls in the knowledge, planning and execution of counterinsurgency. To manage the increasing complexity of the counterinsurgency environment, a coherent planning model based in operational art is needed in order to achieve ultimate ...Read more >

90 Pages
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TOWARD A REVOLUTION IN INTELLIGENCE AFFAIRS  

When I began this research project in fall 2002, much of the debate concerning U.S. intelligence was focused on how to prevent the next September 11. During the ensuing one-year research period, the global war on terrorism expanded and continued, conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq waxed and waned, cracks in traditional security alliances widened and narrowed, new coalitions formed and frayed and security strategies were reassessed and updated, all of which are testament to the ...Read more >

162 Pages
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UNDERSTANDING PROTO INSURGENCIES  

This paper examines the question of how small groups, whether terrorists or very weak guerrilla movements, become larger insurgencies. It looks at the factors that contribute to the success of a movement, which include ideational politics, using violence without alienating potential constituents, managing a state sponsor and government response. These factors are described analytically and with examples, but it is important to note that there is no recipe for success. Most of the factors ...Read more >

76 Pages
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WAR AS THEY KNEW IT  

Since the end of the Second World War, Maoist inspired revolutions base don the Peoples War model have swept through Southeast Asia like a raging prairie fire. The two most carefully studied of all the Southeast Asian revolutionary struggles are those of the Malayan Communist Party against the British in Malaya and that of the Vietminh. Vietcong and Democratic Republic of Vietnam in Vietnam. With good reason, these two case studies have become meta models in the art of revolutionary war and ...Read more >

48 Pages
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COUNTERINSURGENCY FOR US GOVERNMENT POLICY MAKERS : A WORK IN PROGRESS  

An insurgency is a protracted political-military activity1 conducted by an organized movement seeking to subvert or displace the government and completely or partially control the resources and/or population of a country through the use of force and alternative political organizations. Insurgent activity is designed to weaken government control and legitimacy while increasing insurgent control and influence. Methods for weakening government control include guerilla warfare, terrorism and ...Read more >

42 Pages
9.94 MB
HIS LIFE AND INTELLECTUAL CONTEXT  

It is a safe bet that if the United States had not found itself or to be more accurate, identified itself as fighting an insurgency in Iraq sometime in 2003, David Galula would still be a nearly forgotten ...Read more >

73 Pages
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INFORMATION OPERATIONS  

WE ARE IN an information war. Because the people are the center of gravity in counterinsurgency (COIN) operations, one of the defining characteristics of insurgencies is the constant struggle between the legitimate government and the insurgents for the trust and cooperation of the indigenous ...Read more >

107 Pages
8.39 MB
RESOLVING INSURGENCIES  

Upon assuming command of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, General David Petraeus announced to his troops that “we are in this to ...Read more >

107 Pages
3.50 MB
POPULATION CENTRIC COUNTERINSURGENCY : A FALSE IDOL  

Rarely is it a good idea for any field of human endeavor to be dominated by a single theory aimed at addressing a pressing ...Read more >

139 Pages
1.26 MB
PACIFICATION IN ALGERIA 1956 TO 1958  

In this Memorandum, the author has reconstructed and evaluated his unique experience as participant and eyewitness in a critical period of the Algerian ...Read more >

326 Pages
2.36 MB
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