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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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Wrong turn
Title variation remainder
Americas deadly embrace of counterinsurgency
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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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10193083
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Gentile, Gian P
Dewey number
355.02/180973
Index
index present
LC call number
U241
LC item number
.G46 2013
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Counterinsurgency
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America's deadly embrace of counterinsurgency
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Wrong turn : America's deadly embrace of counterinsurgency, Colonel Gian Gentile
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier.
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text
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rdacontent.
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
Control code
807025091
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xviii, 189 pages
Isbn
9781595588746
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012049114
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
Label
Wrong turn : America's deadly embrace of counterinsurgency, Colonel Gian Gentile
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
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
Control code
807025091
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xviii, 189 pages
Isbn
9781595588746
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012049114
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.

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