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American Operational Art, 1917–2008

Antulio J. II Echevarria

in The Evolution of Operational Art: From Napoleon to the Present

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199599486
eISBN:
9780191595806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599486.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Theory

This chapter's point of departure is that US operational art has essentially focused on perfecting war's ‘first grammar’ — the principles and procedures related to defeating an opponent by armed ... More


Counter‐Insurgency Operations, 1945 to 1956

David French

in Army, Empire, and Cold War: The British Army and Military Policy, 1945-1971

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199548231
eISBN:
9780191739224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199548231.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Military History

The British army had been praised for developing in the post‐war era a doctrine to conduct counter‐insurgency operations that allegedly allowed it to wage war amongst the people in a kinder and ... More


Interrogation, intelligence and security: Controversial British Techniques

Samantha Newbery

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719091483
eISBN:
9781781708552
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091483.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

Interrogation, Intelligence and Security examines the origins and effects of a group of controversial interrogation techniques often described as torture, known as the ‘five techniques’. Focusing on ... More


The British Way in Counter-Insurgency, 1945-1967

David French

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199587964
eISBN:
9780191731365
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587964.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Military History

‘The experience of numerous small wars has provided the British Army with a unique insight into this demanding form of conflict.’ (Ministry of Defence, 2001). Over the next decade these claims ... More


Introduction

David French

in The British Way in Counter-Insurgency, 1945-1967

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199587964
eISBN:
9780191731365
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587964.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Military History

The Malayan campaign as for long been send as the epitome of a successful counter-insurgency campaign. Its supposed ‘lessons’, focusing on the concept of ‘hearts and minds’, was codified by Sir ... More


The Colonial State

David French

in The British Way in Counter-Insurgency, 1945-1967

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199587964
eISBN:
9780191731365
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587964.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Military History

British colonies were not failed states, but they were sometimes fragile states. The Colonial civil service was tiny compared to the territory and the number of people that it governed. Colonial ... More


Subalterns in the Academy: The Hegemony of History

Vinay Lal

in The History of History: Politics and Scholarship in Modern India

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195672442
eISBN:
9780199081929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195672442.003.0005
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter discusses the emergence of subaltern history and offers an interpretive history and critique of the subaltern school of historians in India. It offers some clues about how the ... More


Death and dismemberment: the body and counter-revolutionary warfare in apartheid South Africa1

Rousseau Nicky

in Destruction and human remains: Disposal and concealment in genocide and mass violence

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719096020
eISBN:
9781781707876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096020.003.0009
Subject:
History, World Modern History

As resistance intensified in what would turn out to be apartheid's final decade, security forces in South Africa began covertly to execute opponents extra-judicially. A noteworthy aspect of these ... More


Peace Making and the Challenges of Democratization and Liberalization

Luis Roniger

in Transnational Politics in Central America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813036632
eISBN:
9780813038834
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813036632.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

The cold war led to war across borders, international intervention, and transnational involvement, an involvement projected also onto the peace efforts and the transition to democracy starting in the ... More


South Leinster

James G. Patterson

in In the Wake of the Great Rebellion: Republicanism, Agrarianism and Banditry in Ireland After 1798

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719076930
eISBN:
9781781700822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719076930.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter centres on the activities of groups preoccupied with, apparently, traditional agrarian concerns in south Leinster. The origins of the white terror in County Wexford can be traced to the ... More


Internal Security Challenges and Role of the Central Armed Police Forces

Bibhu Prasad Routray

in India's Military Modernization: Challenges and Prospects

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780198092384
eISBN:
9780199082674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198092384.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter focuses on the role of the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) in three conflict theatres ? the Left-Wing Extremism-affected states, the Northeast, and Jammu and Kashmir. While analysing ... More


Epistemology of the Checkpoint: Gillo Pontecorvo’s <i>Battle of Algiers</i> and the Doctrine of Counterinsurgency

Vinzenz Hediger

in Cinema's Military Industrial Complex

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780520291508
eISBN:
9780520965263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291508.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

When the U.S. invaded Iraq, they acted according to their standard doctrine of using overwhelming force to incapacitate and destroy the enemy. Despite their initial success, the U.S. forces quickly ... More


Durable Disorder: Understanding the Politics of Northeast India

Sanjib Baruah

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195690828
eISBN:
9780199081769
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195690828.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This book offers fresh insights into ethnic conflict and democracy with reference to Northeast India, where insurgency and counter-insurgency operations have caused human and material losses, eroded ... More


Generals as Governors 1

Sanjib Baruah

in Durable Disorder: Understanding the Politics of Northeast India

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195690828
eISBN:
9780199081769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195690828.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

When India became independent from British rule in 1947, it faced a major constitutional problem with respect to Manipur and other indirectly ruled ‘native states’. Indeed, the decision of the ... More


Twenty-Five Years Later: A Diminished Democracy 1

Sanjib Baruah

in Durable Disorder: Understanding the Politics of Northeast India

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195690828
eISBN:
9780199081769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195690828.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

India is an ethnic federation comprised of states, most of which can be described as nation-provinces. While these nation-provinces are far from being mono-ethnic, the nation-province model has given ... More


War and Society in Afghanistan: From the Mughals to the Americans, 1500–2013

Kaushik Roy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198099109
eISBN:
9780199085286
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198099109.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book analyses why the Mughals, British, Soviets, and Americans won the conventional wars but were defeated in the unconventional wars in Afghanistan. The book revolves round three interrelated ... More


Defending the realm: The politics of Britains small wars since 1945

Aaron Edwards

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719084416
eISBN:
9781781704738
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719084416.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

Britain is often revered for its extensive experience of waging ‘small wars’. Its long imperial history is littered with high profile counter-insurgency campaigns, thus marking it out as the world's ... More


The Cypriot Enosis Movement and EOKA (1945–1959)

Eitan Y. Alimi, Chares Demetriou, and Lorenzo Bosi

in The Dynamics of Radicalization: A Relational and Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199937707
eISBN:
9780190236601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199937707.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change, Social Movements and Social Change

The chapter analyzes the episode of contention of the Greek nationalist Enosis movement in Cyprus from the mid-1940s through the 1950s. It focuses on how and when groups within the movement gradually ... More


Making Yemen Dance: The Regime and the Politics of Chaos

Isa Blumi

in Destroying Yemen: What Chaos in Arabia Tells Us about the World

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520296138
eISBN:
9780520968783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520296138.003.0006
Subject:
History, Middle East History

It is in this chapter that I begin my detailed revisionist accounting of Yemen’s recent history. Crucially, I do so by emphasizing the global dynamics behind events occurring in Southern Arabia since ... More


Kennedy, Johnson and the USOIDP: Theory and Practice

in The evolving role of nation-building in US foreign policy: Lessons learned, lessons lost

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719087509
eISBN:
9781781704882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719087509.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter contrasts the Kennedy administration's approach with that of Eisenhower, examining how political culture shaped its ‘modernization’ theoretical framework and its application in ... More


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