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作者 Paul, Christopher, 1971-
書名 Paths to victory : lessons from modern insurgencies / Christopher Paul, Colin P. Clarke, Beth Grill, Molly Dunigan
出版項 Santa Monica, CA : RAND, 2013
國際標準書號 9780833080547 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0833080547 (pbk. : alk. paper)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 歐美所圖書館  355.0218 P2813paa 2013    在架上  -  30500101487406
說明 xlii, 286 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
系列 Rand Corporation research report series ; RR-291/1-OSD
Research report (Rand Corporation) ; RR-291/1-OSD
附註 "National Defense Research Institute."
"Prepared for the Office of the Secretary of Defense."
Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-286)
Introduction -- The cases -- Considering the "right" cases : identifying relevant subsamples -- Testing concepts for counterinsurgency -- Broader findings -- Results for motive-focused, iron first, and external-actor cases -- Conclusions and recommendations
When a country is threatened by an insurgency, what efforts give its government the best chance of prevailing? Contemporary discourse on this subject is voluminous and often contentious. Advice for the counterinsurgent is often based on little more than common sense, a general understanding of history, or a handful of detailed examples, instead of a solid, systematically collected body of historical evidence. A 2010 RAND study challenged this trend with rigorous analyses of all 30 insurgencies that started and ended between 1978 and 2008. This update to that original study expanded the data set, adding 41 new cases and comparing all 71 insurgencies begun and completed worldwide since World War II. With many more cases to compare, the study was able to more rigorously test the previous findings and address critical questions that the earlier study could not. For example, it could examine the approaches that led counterinsurgency forces to prevail when an external actor was involved in the conflict. It was also able to address questions about timing and duration, such as which factors affect the duration of insurgencies and the durability of the resulting peace, as well as how long historical counterinsurgency forces had to engage in effective practices before they won
Companion publication to: Paths to victory: detailed insurgency case studies
主題 Counterinsurgency -- Case studies
Counterinsurgency -- Research
Alt Author Clarke, Colin P
Grill, Beth
Dunigan, Molly
National Defense Research Institute (U.S.)
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