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The Resource Counterinsurgency in crisis : Britain and the challenges of modern warfare, David H. Ucko and Robert Egnell ; [foreword by Colin Gray]

Counterinsurgency in crisis : Britain and the challenges of modern warfare, David H. Ucko and Robert Egnell ; [foreword by Colin Gray]

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Counterinsurgency in crisis : Britain and the challenges of modern warfare
Title
Counterinsurgency in crisis
Title remainder
Britain and the challenges of modern warfare
Statement of responsibility
David H. Ucko and Robert Egnell ; [foreword by Colin Gray]
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Language
eng
Summary
"Long considered the masters of counterinsurgency, the British military encountered significant problems in Iraq and Afghanistan when confronted with insurgent violence. In their effort to apply the principles and doctrines of past campaigns, they failed to prevent Basra and Helmand from descending into lawlessness, criminality, and violence. By juxtaposing the deterioration of these situations against Britain's celebrated legacy of counterinsurgency, this investigation identifies both the contributions and limitations of traditional tactics in such settings, exposing a disconcerting gap between ambitions and resources, intent and commitment. Building upon this detailed account of the Basra and Helmand campaigns, this volume conducts an unprecedented assessment of British military institutional adaptation in response to operations gone awry. In calling attention to the enduring effectiveness of insurgent methods and the threat posed by undergoverned spaces, David H. Ucko and Robert Egnell underscore the need for military organizations to meet the irregular challenges of future wars in new ways"--provided by publisher
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DLC
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Ucko, David H
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Egnell, Robert
  • Gray, Colin S.
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  • Counterinsurgency
  • Counterinsurgency
  • Counterinsurgency
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
  • Afghan War, 2001-
  • Great Britain
Label
Counterinsurgency in crisis : Britain and the challenges of modern warfare, David H. Ucko and Robert Egnell ; [foreword by Colin Gray]
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [187]-203) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Untangling the British counterinsurgency legacy -- The British in Basra: with heads held high into the abyss -- Act II: British counterinsurgency in Helmand -- "A horse and tank moment" -- Whither British counterinsurgency?
Control code
FIEb17476744
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxii, 221 pages
Isbn
9780231164269
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)832706208
Label
Counterinsurgency in crisis : Britain and the challenges of modern warfare, David H. Ucko and Robert Egnell ; [foreword by Colin Gray]
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [187]-203) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Untangling the British counterinsurgency legacy -- The British in Basra: with heads held high into the abyss -- Act II: British counterinsurgency in Helmand -- "A horse and tank moment" -- Whither British counterinsurgency?
Control code
FIEb17476744
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxii, 221 pages
Isbn
9780231164269
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)832706208

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