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The Political Impossibility of Modern Counterinsurgency: Strategic Problems, Puzzles, and Paradoxes

David Jones and M.L.R. Smith

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231170000
eISBN:
9780231539128
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170000.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

The counterinsurgency (COIN) paradigm dominates military and political conduct in contemporary Western strategic thought. It assumes future wars will unfold as “low intensity” conflicts within rather ... More


Counterinsurgency and the Ideology of Modernization

M.L.R. Smith and David Martin Jones

in The Political Impossibility of Modern Counterinsurgency: Strategic Problems, Puzzles, and Paradoxes

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231170000
eISBN:
9780231539128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170000.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter looks at the revival of contemporary thinking about counterinsurgency (COIN), emphasizing its renaissance in the U.S. military. COIN's reemergence can be classified into two specific ... More


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