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The Resource Paths to victory : lessons from modern insurgencies, Christopher Paul, Colin P. Clarke, Beth Grill, Molly Dunigan

Paths to victory : lessons from modern insurgencies, Christopher Paul, Colin P. Clarke, Beth Grill, Molly Dunigan

Label
Paths to victory : lessons from modern insurgencies
Title
Paths to victory
Title remainder
lessons from modern insurgencies
Statement of responsibility
Christopher Paul, Colin P. Clarke, Beth Grill, Molly Dunigan
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Language
eng
Summary
When a country is threatened by an insurgency, what efforts give its government the best chance of prevailing? Contemporary discourse on this subject is voluminous and often contentious. Advice for the counterinsurgent is often based on little more than common sense, a general understanding of history, or a handful of detailed examples, instead of a solid, systematically collected body of historical evidence. A 2010 RAND study challenged this trend with rigorous analyses of all 30 insurgencies that started and ended between 1978 and 2008. This update to that original study expanded the data set, adding 41 new cases and comparing all 71 insurgencies begun and completed worldwide since World War II. With many more cases to compare, the study was able to more rigorously test the previous findings and address critical questions that the earlier study could not. For example, it could examine the approaches that led counterinsurgency forces to prevail when an external actor was involved in the conflict. It was also able to address questions about timing and duration, such as which factors affect the duration of insurgencies and the durability of the resulting peace, as well as how long historical counterinsurgency forces had to engage in effective practices before they won
Note
Companion publication to: Paths to victory: detailed insurgency case studies.
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AWC
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1971-
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Paul, Christopher
Dewey number
355.02/18
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
U241
LC item number
.P379 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Clarke, Colin P.
  • Grill, Beth
  • Dunigan, Molly
  • National Defense Research Institute (U.S.)
  • Rand Corporation
Series statement
Rand Corporation research report series
Series volume
RR-291/1-OSD
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  • Counterinsurgency
  • Counterinsurgency
Label
Paths to victory : lessons from modern insurgencies, Christopher Paul, Colin P. Clarke, Beth Grill, Molly Dunigan
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Copyright
Note
  • "National Defense Research Institute."
  • "Prepared for the Office of the Secretary of Defense."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-286)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The cases -- Considering the "right" cases : identifying relevant subsamples -- Testing concepts for counterinsurgency -- Broader findings -- Results for motive-focused, iron first, and external-actor cases -- Conclusions and recommendations
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xlii, 286 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780833083418
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Paths to victory : lessons from modern insurgencies, Christopher Paul, Colin P. Clarke, Beth Grill, Molly Dunigan
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "National Defense Research Institute."
  • "Prepared for the Office of the Secretary of Defense."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-286)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The cases -- Considering the "right" cases : identifying relevant subsamples -- Testing concepts for counterinsurgency -- Broader findings -- Results for motive-focused, iron first, and external-actor cases -- Conclusions and recommendations
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xlii, 286 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780833083418
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color).
Specific material designation
remote

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