Counterinsurgency : what the United States learned in Vietnam, chose to forget and needs to know today / David Donovan
- Donovan, David
- Additional Titles:
- What the United States learned in Vietnam, chose to forget and needs to know today
- Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 
- Physical Description:
- ix, 213 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
- Acknowledgments; Preface; One; The Test; Two; The Program; Three; The Campaign; Four; Those Who Do Counterinsurgency; Five; Donovan's Dozens; Six; Counterinsurgency Failure; Seven; Counterinsurgency Program Organization; Eight; Counterinsurgency and the Potemkin Village; Nine; The Soldiers They Send; Bibliography; List of Names and Terms.
- It has long been predicted that counterinsurgency will be the prominent style of American warfare in the 21st century: Thus far, the prediction has proven true. Written for those who study counterinsurgency from a policy perspective as well as for those who do counterinsurgency in the field, this book demonstrates that the U.S. has had difficulty meeting the challenges of this special form of warfare because it has not properly processed important lessons from the past. Based on the author's wartime experiences, a broad range of topics are covered--from factors to be considered in accepting a counterinsurgency partner to "rules" for advisors in the field--with points illustrated by real-life examples.
- 9780786497690 (softcover : alk. paper)
0786497696 (softcover : alk. paper)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-209) and index.
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