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The Resource Wrong turn : America's deadly embrace of counterinsurgency, Colonel Gian Gentile

Wrong turn : America's deadly embrace of counterinsurgency, Colonel Gian Gentile

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Wrong turn : America's deadly embrace of counterinsurgency
Title
Wrong turn
Title remainder
America's deadly embrace of counterinsurgency
Statement of responsibility
Colonel Gian Gentile
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Language
eng
Summary
"Colonel Gian Gentile's 2008 article "Misreading the Surge" in World Politics Review first exposed a growing rift among military intellectuals that has since been playing out in strategy sessions at the Pentagon, in classrooms at military academies, and on the pages of the New York Times. While the past years of U.S. strategy in Afghanistan have been dominated by the doctrine of counterinsurgency (COIN), Gentile and a small group of dissident officers and defense analysts have questioned the necessity and efficacy of COIN--essentially armed nation-building--in achieving the United States' limited core policy objective in Afghanistan: the destruction of Al Qaeda. Drawing both on the author's experiences as a combat battalion commander in the Iraq War and his research into the application of counterinsurgency in a variety of historical contexts, Wrong Turn is a brilliant summation of Gentile's views of the failures of COIN, as well as a searing reevaluation of the current state of affairs in Afghanistan. As the issue of America's withdrawal from Afghanistan inevitably rises to the top of the national agenda, Wrong Turn will be a major new touchstone for what went wrong and a vital new guide to the way forward. Note: the ideas in this book are the author's alone, not the Department of Defense's."--
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gentile, Gian P
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Counterinsurgency
  • Counterinsurgency
  • Counterinsurgency
  • Counterinsurgency
  • Counterinsurgency
  • Counterinsurgency
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Wrong turn : America's deadly embrace of counterinsurgency, Colonel Gian Gentile
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
The conceit of American counterinsurgency -- The construction of the counterinsurgency narrative -- Malaya : the foundation of the counterinsurgency narrative -- Vietnam : the first better war that wasn't -- Iraq : a better war, version 2 -- Afghanistan : another better war that wasn't
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xviii, 189 p.
Isbn
9781595588746
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012049114
System control number
  • (OCoLC)807025091
  • (OCoLC)ocn807025091
  • 601987
Label
Wrong turn : America's deadly embrace of counterinsurgency, Colonel Gian Gentile
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
The conceit of American counterinsurgency -- The construction of the counterinsurgency narrative -- Malaya : the foundation of the counterinsurgency narrative -- Vietnam : the first better war that wasn't -- Iraq : a better war, version 2 -- Afghanistan : another better war that wasn't
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xviii, 189 p.
Isbn
9781595588746
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012049114
System control number
  • (OCoLC)807025091
  • (OCoLC)ocn807025091
  • 601987

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