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Jones -- Counterinsurgency in Afghanistan / Seth G. Jones. -- 2008

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Author Jones, Seth G.
Title Counterinsurgency in Afghanistan / Seth G. Jones.
Imprint Santa Monica, California : RAND Corporation, 2008.
Physical Description xvii, 157 p. : maps ; 30 cm.
ISBN/ISSN 97808330413333.
Series (RAND counterinsurgency study ; vol. 4).
Notes Includes bibliographical references.
Summary: This study explores the nature of the insurgency in Afghanistan, the key challenges and successes of the U.S.-led counterinsurgency campaign, and the capabilities necessary to wage effective counterinsurgency operations. By examining the key lessons from all insurgencies since World War II, it finds that most policymakers repeatedly underestimate the importance of indigenous actors to counterinsurgency efforts. The U.S. should focus its resources on helping improve the capacity of the indigenous government and indigenous security forces to wage counterinsurgency. It has not always done this well.
Subject Headings Afghanistan – Politics and government – 2001- .
Counterinsurgency – Afghanistan.
Afghan War, 2001- -- Commando operations.
Web Address (accessed 08 July 2008)
Accession Number 9310
Language English
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