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The Resource Insurgency and counter-insurgency in Iraq, Ahmed S. Hashim

Insurgency and counter-insurgency in Iraq, Ahmed S. Hashim

Label
Insurgency and counter-insurgency in Iraq
Title
Insurgency and counter-insurgency in Iraq
Statement of responsibility
Ahmed S. Hashim
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Years after the U.S. invasion of Iraq, a loosely organized insurgency continues to target American and Coalition soldiers, as well as Iraqi security forces and civilians, with devastating results. In this account of the ongoing violence, Ahmed Hashim, a specialist on Middle Eastern strategic issues and on irregular warfare, reveals the insurgents behind the widespread revolt, their motives, and their tactics. The insurgency, he shows, is not a united movement directed by a leadership with a single ideological vision. Instead, it involves former regime loyalists, Iraqis resentful of foreign occupation, foreign and domestic Islamist extremists, and elements of organized crime. These groups have cooperated with one another in the past and coordinated their attacks; but the alliance between nationalist Iraqi insurgents on the one hand and religious extremists has frayed considerably. The U.S.-led offensive to retake Fallujah in November 2004 and the success of the elections for the Iraqi National Assembly in January 2005 have led more "mainstream" insurgent groups to begin thinking of reinforcing the political arm of their opposition movement and to seek political guarantees for the Sunni Arab community in the new Iraq." "Hashim begins by placing the Iraqi revolt in its historical context. He next profiles the various insurgent groups, detailing their origins, aims, and operational and tactical modi operandi. He concludes with an unusually candid assessment of the successes and failures of the Coalition's counter-insurgency campaign. Looking ahead, Hashim warns that ethnic and sectarian groups may soon be pitted against one another in what will be a fiercely contested fight over who gets what in the new Iraq. Evidence that such a conflict is already developing does not augur well for Iraq's future stability. Both Iraq and the United States must work hard to ensure that slow but steady success over the insurgency is not overshadowed by growing ethno-sectarian animosities as various groups fight one another for the biggest slice of the political and economic pie."--Jacket
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Cataloging source
INARC
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Hashim, Ahmed
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Crises in world politics
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  • Iraq War, 2003-
  • Insurgency
  • Counterinsurgency
  • Guerre en Irak, 2003-
  • Révoltes
  • Contre-rébellion
  • HISTORY / Military / Iraq War (2003-)
  • Counterinsurgency
  • Insurgency
  • Iraq
  • Aufstand
  • Irak
  • Opstanden
  • Guerrilla
  • Golfoorlog (2003)
Label
Insurgency and counter-insurgency in Iraq, Ahmed S. Hashim
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Originally published in the United Kingdom by C. Hurst"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 451-471) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Evolution of the Iraqi insurgency: from conventional to Partisan warfare during Operation Iraqi freedom -- Origins and motives of the insurgency -- The insurgents' way of warfare -- Contending national identities: the Kurds and Shi'a Arabs -- Ideology, politics and failure to execute: the US counter-insurgency campaign -- Whither Iraq?
Control code
on1035672483
Extent
1 online resource (xxviii, 482 pages
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801459986
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvrfj1mh
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1035672483
Label
Insurgency and counter-insurgency in Iraq, Ahmed S. Hashim
Publication
Note
"Originally published in the United Kingdom by C. Hurst"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 451-471) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Evolution of the Iraqi insurgency: from conventional to Partisan warfare during Operation Iraqi freedom -- Origins and motives of the insurgency -- The insurgents' way of warfare -- Contending national identities: the Kurds and Shi'a Arabs -- Ideology, politics and failure to execute: the US counter-insurgency campaign -- Whither Iraq?
Control code
on1035672483
Extent
1 online resource (xxviii, 482 pages
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801459986
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvrfj1mh
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1035672483

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