Resisting Rebellion

The History and Politics of Counterinsurgency

Author: Anthony James Joes

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813191706

Category: History

Page: 351

View: 4528


In Resisting Rebellion, Anthony James Joes explores insurgencies ranging across five continents and spanning more than two centuries. Analyzing examples from North and South America, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East, he identifies recurrent patterns and offers useful lessons for future policymakers. Insurgencies arise from many sources of discontent, including foreign occupation, fraudulent elections, and religious persecution, but they also stem from ethnic hostilities, the aspirations of would-be elites, and traditions of political violence. Because insurgency is as much a political phenomenon as a military one, effective counterinsurgency requires a thorough understanding of the insurgents' motives and sources of support. Clear political aims must guide military action if a counterinsurgency is to be successful and prepare a lasting reconciliation within a deeply fragmented society. The most successful counterinsurgency campaign undertaken by the United States was the one against Philippine insurgents following the Spanish-American War. But even more instructive than successful counterinsurgencies are the persistent patterns of errors revealed by Joes's comparative study. Instances include the indiscriminate destructiveness displayed by the Japanese in China and the Soviets in Afghanistan, and the torture of suspected Muslim terrorists by members of the French Army in Algeria. Joes's comprehensive twofold approach to counterinsurgency is easily applied to the U.S. The first element, developing the strategic basis for victory, emphasizes creating a peaceful path to the redress of legitimate grievances, committing sufficient troops to the counterinsurgent operation, and isolating the conflict area from outside aid. The second element aims at marginalizing the insurgents and includes fair conduct toward civilians and prisoners, systematic intelligence gathering, depriving insurgents of weapons and food, separating insurgent leaders from their followers, and offering amnesty to all but the most incorrigible. Providing valuable insights into a world of conflict, Resisting Rebellion is a thorough and readable exploration of successes and failures in counterinsurgency's long history and a strategy for the future.

The Historie of Wyates Rebellion

With the Order and Maner of Resisting the Same, Wherunto in the Ende is Added an Earnest Conference with the Degenerate and Sedicious Rebelles for the Serche of the Cause of Their Daily Disorder

Author: John Proctor

Publisher: N.A


Category: Great Britain

Page: 186

View: 9209


History of the Rebellion

Its Authors and Causes

Author: Joshua Reed Giddings

Publisher: New York, Follet, Foster & Company


Category: United States

Page: 490

View: 7142


Mississippi in 1875

Report of the Select Committee to Inquire Into the Mississippi Election of 1875

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Elections

Page: N.A

View: 1853


Term Paper Resource Guide to Nineteenth-Century World History

Author: William T. Walker

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313354057

Category: History

Page: 397

View: 1253


With this guide, major help for nineteenth-century World History term papers has arrived to enrich and stimulate students in challenging and enjoyable ways. • Each event entry begins with a brief summary to pique interest • Each entry offers original and thought-provoking term paper ideas in both standard and alternative formats that often incorporate the latest in electronic media, such as the iPod and iMovie • The best in primary and secondary sources for further research are annotated • Vetted, stable website suggestions and multimedia resources, usually videos, are noted for further viewing • Alternative term paper suggestions encourage role-playing to personalize the learning experience

Victorious Insurgencies

Four Rebellions that Shaped Our World

Author: Anthony James Joes

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813139864

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 8875


Insurgencies, especially in the form of guerrilla warfare, continue to erupt across many parts of the globe. Most of these rebellions fail, but Four Rebellions that Shaped Our World analyzes four twentieth-century conflicts in which the success of the insurgents permanently altered the global political arena: the Maoists in China against Chiang Kai-shek and the Japanese in the 1930s and 1940s; the Viet Minh in French Indochina from 1945 to 1954; Castro's followers against Batista in Cuba from 1956 to 1959; and the mujahideen in Soviet Afghanistan from 1980 to 1989. Anthony James Joes illuminates patterns of failed counterinsurgencies that include serious but avoidable political and military blunders and makes clear the critical and often decisive influence of the international setting. Offering provocative insights and timeless lessons applicable to contemporary conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, this authoritative and comprehensive book will be of great interest to policy-makers and concerned citizens alike.

Union-disunion-reunion. Three decades of Federal Legislation

Author: Samuel Sullivan Cox

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 5872470401

Category: History

Page: 726

View: 5483


Union-disunion-reunion. Three decades of federal legislation. 1855 to 1885. Personal and historical memories of events preceding, during and since the American civil war, involving slavery and secession, emancipation and reconstruction

How Insurgencies End

Author: Ben Connable,Martin C. Libicki

Publisher: Rand Corporation

ISBN: 0833049836

Category: Political Science

Page: 268

View: 5039


RAND studied 89 modern insurgency cases to test conventional understanding about how insurgencies end. Findings relevant to policymakers and analysts include that modern insurgencies last about ten years; withdrawal of state support cripples insurgencies; civil defense forces are useful for both sides; pseudodemocracies fare poorly against insurgents; and governments win more often in the long run.

The Power of a Praying® Parent

Author: Stormie Omartian

Publisher: Harvest House Publishers

ISBN: 0736922067

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 388


Stormie Omartian's bestselling The Power of a Praying series (more than 28 million copies sold) is rereleased with fresh new covers and new material to reach a still-growing market of readers eager to discover the power of prayer for their lives. This beautiful padded hardcover edition of The Power of a Praying Parent (2 million copies sold) will surely find a new home in the lives of Stormie Omartian's worldwide audience. After decades of raising her son and daughter alongside her husband, Michael, Stormie looks back at the trials and joys of parenting and the power found in praying for her children. In these easy-to-read chapters, she shares from personal experience how you can pray for your kids' safety character development school experiences marriage and so much more Stormie's now grown-up children, Christopher and Amanda, reflect on the way their praying parents raised them--and what a difference it made. Perfect for new moms and dads as well as those a little further along in the journey, The Power of a Praying Parent is a must-have for anyone caring for a child.

The Expansion of England

Two Courses of Lectures

Author: John Robert Seeley

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 110802355X

Category: History

Page: 322

View: 3325


This 1883 work examines the history of the British Empire and its position in the world, past, present and future.