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The Resource The French war on Al Qa'ida in Africa, Christopher S. Chivvis, Rand Corporation

The French war on Al Qa'ida in Africa, Christopher S. Chivvis, Rand Corporation

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The French war on Al Qa'ida in Africa
Title
The French war on Al Qa'ida in Africa
Statement of responsibility
Christopher S. Chivvis, Rand Corporation
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In January 2013, France intervened in its former African colony, Mali, to stop an Al Qa'ida advance on the capital. French special forces, warplanes, and army units struck with rapid and unexpected force. Their intervention quickly repelled the jihadist advance and soon the terrorists had been chased from their safe haven in Mali's desolate North - an impressive accomplishment. Although there have been many books on the US wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, there are almost none on the recent military interventions of America's allies. Because it was quick, effective, and relatively low cost, the story contains valuable lessons for future strategy. Based on exclusive interviews with high-level civilian and military officials in Paris, Washington and Bamako, this book offers a fast-paced, concise, strategic overview of this war. As terrorist groups proliferate across North Africa, what France accomplished in Mali should be a key reference point for national security experts.--
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Chivvis, Christopher S
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Qaida (Organization)
  • National security
  • Jihad
  • Islamic fundamentalism
  • France
  • France
  • Mali
Label
The French war on Al Qa'ida in Africa, Christopher S. Chivvis, Rand Corporation
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • Smuggling and leadership feuds
  • Kidnapping as terrorism
  • Chapter 3. French security strategy in the age of kidnappings
  • The Iraq war and French views on military intervention
  • "Un parfum d'Indochine"
  • Cooperation with the United States
  • A complicated relationship with Africa
  • U.S. and French policy in the Sahel, 2008-2012
  • Chapter 4. Merah and Malistan
  • Mohammed Merah
  • Chapter 1. France, Mali, and African jihad
  • Mali's collapse
  • Taureg separatism
  • The Aguelhok massacre and Sanogo coup
  • "Malistan"
  • Chapter 5. Leading Africa from behind
  • Hollande's crisis
  • Leading Africa from behind
  • Clash at the United Nations
  • Views of the French military
  • Chapter 6. Crisis and opportunity
  • Panetta gets a phone call
  • The jihadist advance on Bamako
  • Jean-Yves le Drian
  • Hollande takes the plunge
  • Commando operations in Sevaré
  • What to do next?
  • Chapter 7. Serval -- Operations
  • In search of allies
  • Operation Oryx: taking Timbuktu and Gao
  • Battle in the Ifoghas
  • Problems in Gao
  • Al Qa'ida's African ambition
  • Bringing the African forces in
  • The trouble with drawdown
  • Chapter 8. The elusive "political" dimension
  • Rebuilding the Malian army
  • The Ouagadougou interim accords
  • IBK's election
  • Reconciliation stalls
  • From Serval to Barkhane
  • Mali's prospects
  • Chapter 9. The road ahead
  • The most interventionist country in the world?
  • Did the French model succeed?
  • Replicating the French model
  • The impact on French security policy
  • The road ahead
  • French counter-insurgency strategy in Mali
  • Chapter 2. Al Qa'ida's North African franchise
  • Mohammed Merah
  • Al Qa'ida's allure
Control code
FIEb17817924
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xix, 227 pages
Isbn
9781107121034
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)951149240
Label
The French war on Al Qa'ida in Africa, Christopher S. Chivvis, Rand Corporation
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • Smuggling and leadership feuds
  • Kidnapping as terrorism
  • Chapter 3. French security strategy in the age of kidnappings
  • The Iraq war and French views on military intervention
  • "Un parfum d'Indochine"
  • Cooperation with the United States
  • A complicated relationship with Africa
  • U.S. and French policy in the Sahel, 2008-2012
  • Chapter 4. Merah and Malistan
  • Mohammed Merah
  • Chapter 1. France, Mali, and African jihad
  • Mali's collapse
  • Taureg separatism
  • The Aguelhok massacre and Sanogo coup
  • "Malistan"
  • Chapter 5. Leading Africa from behind
  • Hollande's crisis
  • Leading Africa from behind
  • Clash at the United Nations
  • Views of the French military
  • Chapter 6. Crisis and opportunity
  • Panetta gets a phone call
  • The jihadist advance on Bamako
  • Jean-Yves le Drian
  • Hollande takes the plunge
  • Commando operations in Sevaré
  • What to do next?
  • Chapter 7. Serval -- Operations
  • In search of allies
  • Operation Oryx: taking Timbuktu and Gao
  • Battle in the Ifoghas
  • Problems in Gao
  • Al Qa'ida's African ambition
  • Bringing the African forces in
  • The trouble with drawdown
  • Chapter 8. The elusive "political" dimension
  • Rebuilding the Malian army
  • The Ouagadougou interim accords
  • IBK's election
  • Reconciliation stalls
  • From Serval to Barkhane
  • Mali's prospects
  • Chapter 9. The road ahead
  • The most interventionist country in the world?
  • Did the French model succeed?
  • Replicating the French model
  • The impact on French security policy
  • The road ahead
  • French counter-insurgency strategy in Mali
  • Chapter 2. Al Qa'ida's North African franchise
  • Mohammed Merah
  • Al Qa'ida's allure
Control code
FIEb17817924
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xix, 227 pages
Isbn
9781107121034
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)951149240

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