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The Resource The soul of armies : counterinsurgency doctrine and military culture in the US and UK, Austin Long

The soul of armies : counterinsurgency doctrine and military culture in the US and UK, Austin Long

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The soul of armies : counterinsurgency doctrine and military culture in the US and UK
Title
The soul of armies
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counterinsurgency doctrine and military culture in the US and UK
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Austin Long
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eng
Summary
For both the United States and United Kingdom counterinsurgency was a serious component of security policy during the Cold War and, along with counterterrorism, has been the greatest security challenge after September 11, 2001. In The Soul of Armies Austin Long compares and contrasts counterinsurgency operations during the Cold War and in recent years by three organizations: the US Army, the US Marine Corps, and the British Army. Long argues that the formative experiences of these three organizations as they professionalized in the nineteenth century has produced distinctive organizational cultures that shape operations. Combining archival research on counterinsurgency campaigns in Vietnam and Kenya with the author's personal experience as a civilian advisor to the military in Iraq and Afghanistan, The Soul of Armies demonstrates that the US Army has persistently conducted counterinsurgency operations in a very different way from either the US Marine Corps or the British Army. These differences in conduct have serious consequences, affecting the likelihood of success, the potential for civilian casualties and collateral damage, and the ability to effectively support host nation governments. Long concludes counterinsurgency operations are at best only a partial explanation for success or failure
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Long, Austin G
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Cornell studies in security affairs
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  • Military doctrine
  • Military doctrine
  • Counterinsurgency
  • United States
  • Great Britain
  • HISTORY
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Armed Forces
  • Counterinsurgency
  • Military doctrine
  • Great Britain
  • United States
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The soul of armies : counterinsurgency doctrine and military culture in the US and UK, Austin Long
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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multicolored
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text
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Contents
Military doctrine and the challenge of counterinsurgency -- Culture, doctrine and military professionalization -- "The habits and usages of war": U.S. army professionalization, 1865-1962 -- From the halls of Montezuma: Marine Corps professionalization, 1865-1960 -- A family of regiments: British Army professionalization,1856-1948 -- "A nasty, untidy mess": U.S. counterinsurgency in Vietnam, 1960-1971 -- A natural experiment in I Corps, 1966-1968 -- Out of Africa: British Army counterinsurgency in Kenya,1952-1956 -- Counterinsurgency in the land of two rivers: the Americans and British in Iraq, 2003-2008 -- Counterinsurgency in Afghanistan, 2003-2011
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ocn945976875
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1 online resource
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online
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9781501703911
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computer
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rdamedia
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22573/ctt20dh5p2
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(OCoLC)945976875
Label
The soul of armies : counterinsurgency doctrine and military culture in the US and UK, Austin Long
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Military doctrine and the challenge of counterinsurgency -- Culture, doctrine and military professionalization -- "The habits and usages of war": U.S. army professionalization, 1865-1962 -- From the halls of Montezuma: Marine Corps professionalization, 1865-1960 -- A family of regiments: British Army professionalization,1856-1948 -- "A nasty, untidy mess": U.S. counterinsurgency in Vietnam, 1960-1971 -- A natural experiment in I Corps, 1966-1968 -- Out of Africa: British Army counterinsurgency in Kenya,1952-1956 -- Counterinsurgency in the land of two rivers: the Americans and British in Iraq, 2003-2008 -- Counterinsurgency in Afghanistan, 2003-2011
Control code
ocn945976875
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501703911
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt20dh5p2
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)945976875

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