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Resolving insurgencies, Thomas R. Mockaitis

Label
Resolving insurgencies
Title
Resolving insurgencies
Statement of responsibility
Thomas R. Mockaitis
Title variation
External research associates program
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Introduction -- Approach -- Insurgency -- Chronic insurgency and shadow governance -- Counterinsurgency -- Historical analysis : four different outcomes -- Group 1 : insurgent victories -- Group 2 : government victories -- Group 3 : degenerate insurgencies -- Group 4 : success through co-option -- Lessons -- A strategy of co-option -- Implications for Iraq and Afghanistan -- Conclusion
  • Understanding how insurgencies may be brought to a successful conclusion is vital to military strategists and policymakers. This study examines how past insurgencies have ended and how current ones may be resolved. Four ways in which insurgencies have ended are identified. Clear-cut victories for either the government or the insurgents occurred during the era of decolonization, but they seldom happen today. Recent insurgencies have often degenerated into criminal organizations that become committed to making money rather than fighting a revolution, or they evolve into terrorist groups capable of nothing more than sporadic violence. In a few cases, the threatened government has resolved the conflict by co-opting the insurgents. After achieving a strategic stalemate and persuading the belligerents that they have nothing to gain from continued fighting, these governments have drawn the insurgents into the legitimate political process through reform and concessions. The author concludes that such a co-option strategy offers the best hope of U.S. success in Afghanistan and in future counterinsurgency campaigns
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Cataloging source
AWC
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1955-
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Mockaitis, Thomas R.
Government publication
federal national government publication
Index
no index present
LC call number
U241
LC item number
.M6363 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Army War College (U.S.)
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  • Insurgency
  • Counterinsurgency
  • Aufstand
  • Bekämpfung
  • Counterinsurgency
  • Insurgency
Label
Resolving insurgencies, Thomas R. Mockaitis
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"June 2011."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 84-95)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Summary --- Introduction -- Approach -- Insurgency -- Chronic insurgency and shadow governance -- Counterinsurgency -- Historical analysis : four different outcomes -- Group 1 : insurgent victories -- Group 2 : government victories -- Group 3 : degenerate insurgencies -- Group 4 : success through co-option -- Lessons -- A strategy of co-option -- Implications for Iraq and Afghanistan -- Conclusion
Control code
741779792
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 95 pages
Isbn
9781584874959
Lccn
2011451954
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)741779792
Label
Resolving insurgencies, Thomas R. Mockaitis
Publication
Note
"June 2011."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 84-95)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Summary --- Introduction -- Approach -- Insurgency -- Chronic insurgency and shadow governance -- Counterinsurgency -- Historical analysis : four different outcomes -- Group 1 : insurgent victories -- Group 2 : government victories -- Group 3 : degenerate insurgencies -- Group 4 : success through co-option -- Lessons -- A strategy of co-option -- Implications for Iraq and Afghanistan -- Conclusion
Control code
741779792
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 95 pages
Isbn
9781584874959
Lccn
2011451954
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)741779792

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