Dirty Wars

Dirty Wars : A History of British Counterinsurgency

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Who is the enemy? This is the question most asked in modern warfare; gone are the staged battles of the past. Twentieth and twenty-first century conflict is dominated by counterinsurgency operations, where the enemy is almost indistinguishable from innocent civilians. Battles are gunfights in jungles, deserts and streets; winning hearts and minds; is as important as winning territoryFrom our struggles in Ireland, to the Malayan Emergency, operations in India, Yemen, Kenya, Aden, Palestine, and of course Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan; this book covers the strategy and doctrine of counterinsurgency and how often these operations have been spectacularly unsuccessful, leaving us embedded in a hostile population, immersed in costly and dangerous nation-building.Through the experiences of Special Forces operatives we learn what it is like to fight a war in the shadows, against an enemy that can disappear as quickly as it is located.show more

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  • Electronic book text
  • The History Press Ltd
  • Stroud, United Kingdom
  • 0752479008
  • 9780752479002