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The Illusion of Tradition: Myths and Paradoxes of British Counterinsurgency

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/9780231170000.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter discusses the historical assumptions informing current counterinsurgency (COIN) thinking—which were largely influenced by British experiences during the period of ... More


The British in Basra: With Heads Held High into the Abyss

David H. Ucko and Robert Egnell

in Counterinsurgency in Crisis: Britain and the Challenges of Modern Warfare

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164276
eISBN:
9780231535410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164276.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter analyzes the Basra operations of the British armed forces in Iraq. Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair involved his country's armed forces in the overthrow of Saddam Hussein in Basra, ... More


“A Horse and Tank Moment”

David H. Ucko and Robert Egnell

in Counterinsurgency in Crisis: Britain and the Challenges of Modern Warfare

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164276
eISBN:
9780231535410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164276.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter assesses Britain's response to its suboptimal counterinsurgency operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. These operational experiences provided the impetus for a much-needed change. ... More


Untangling the British Counterinsurgency Legacy

David H. Ucko and Robert Egnell

in Counterinsurgency in Crisis: Britain and the Challenges of Modern Warfare

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164276
eISBN:
9780231535410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164276.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter examines the British legacy in counterinsurgency at the turn of the twenty-first century. The narrative of British counterinsurgency is peppered with successful campaigns in Northern ... More


1899: Hong Kong in the Age of Imperialism

Patrick H. Hase

in The Six-Day War of 1899: Hong Kong in the Age of Imperialism

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098992
eISBN:
9789882207592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098992.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

The year 1899 was the pinnacle of Imperialism as a belief-system in Britain. Britain's continual Imperial expansion, throughout the second half of the nineteenth century, had led the British to ... More


Introduction: Rethinking Counterinsurgency

David H. Ucko and Robert Egnell

in Counterinsurgency in Crisis: Britain and the Challenges of Modern Warfare

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164276
eISBN:
9780231535410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164276.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This introductory chapter discusses British counterinsurgency theory and counterinsurgency in general. The legacy of the British armed forces with counterinsurgency has been forgotten since the ... More


Serving in troubled times: British military personnel’s memories and accounts of service in Northern Ireland

K. Neil Jenkings and Rachel Woodward

in The Northern Ireland Troubles in Britain: Impacts, engagements, legacies and memories

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780719096310
eISBN:
9781526120809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096310.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Operation Banner saw the deployment of over 300,000 British soldiers to Ulster during the Troubles and as such they can be seen as constituting a third community during this period. Drawing on ... More


Roots of Conflict: British Armed Forces and Colonial Americans, 1677-1763

Douglas Edward Leach

Published in print:
1986
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807842584
eISBN:
9781469603988
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807898796_leach
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This book recounts the story of the antagonism between the American colonists and the British armed forces prior to the Revolution. It reveals certain Anglo-American attitudes and stereotypes that ... More


Shipping and Military Power in the Seven Years War: The Sails of Victory

David Syrett

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780859897860
eISBN:
9781781380710
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859897860.0001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

The Seven Years' War was the most successful in British history, with naval supremacy triumphantly asserted over France and Spain, and a vast new overseas empire conquered. This is the story of the ... More


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