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Official Attitudes

Michael Fellman

in Inside War: The Guerrilla Conflict in Missouri During the American Civil War

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195064711
eISBN:
9780199853885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195064711.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter includes the official Union policy, the official Confederate policy, and the Union policy in the field. The guerrilla war had undermined values and blew off respectable society. Not a ... More


Clausewitz and Small Wars

Christopher Daase

in Clausewitz in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199232024
eISBN:
9780191716133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232024.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Despite the claims of recent critics, the transformation of warfare proves, rather than negates, the continuous relevance of Clausewitz's thinking. Clausewitz provides the means for a ... More


On Defence as the Stronger Form of War

Jon Sumida

in Clausewitz in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199232024
eISBN:
9780191716133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232024.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Confusion about the meaning of On War is in large part attributable to the failure to recognize the importance of Clausewitz's contention that defence is a stronger form of war than offence. This ... More


Jihad as Revolution

Michael W. S. Ryan

in Decoding Al-Qaeda's Strategy: The Deep Battle Against America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231163842
eISBN:
9780231533270
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231163842.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter discusses al-Qaeda's chief strategists: Abu Ubayd al-Qurashi and Abd al-Aziz al-Muqrin. Al-Qurashi, an advisor to Bin Laden, wrote a number of articles in military strategy in the online ... More


The Course of the Civil War

Bill Kissane

in The Politics of the Irish Civil War

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199273553
eISBN:
9780191706172
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273553.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter summarizes the course of events during the civil war. It is divided into three parts. Part one documents the efforts made to keep the IRA united and prevent the Treaty split resulting in ... More


“The Union Forever”: Northern Virginia Quakers in the Civil War

A. Glenn Crothers

in Quakers Living in the Lion's Mouth: The Society of Friends in Northern Virginia, 1730-1865

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813039732
eISBN:
9780813043142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813039732.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Chapter 8 examines the experience of northern Virginia's Friends during the Civil War. Friends faced arrest, conscription, and imprisonment from hostile Confederate forces and confiscation of their ... More


Revolution, ‘Liberation’, and Militant Identity, 1974–91

Richard J. Reid

in Frontiers of Violence in North-East Africa: Genealogies of Conflict since c.1800

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199211883
eISBN:
9780191725135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199211883.003.0008
Subject:
History, World Modern History

The key purpose of this chapter is to examine the nature and impact of the Derg regime under Mengistu Haile Mariam between the mid-1970s and 1991, and the eruption of a series of revolts and the ... More


A More Rigorous Style of Warfare: Wild's Raid, Guerrilla Violence, and Negotiated Neutrality in Northeastern North Carolina

Barton A. Myers

in North Carolinians in the Era of the Civil War and Reconstruction

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832226
eISBN:
9781469601649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807837269_escott.5
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter focuses on Union brigadier general and Massachusetts abolitionist Edward Augustus Wild, who underwent a major change during the final days of December 1863. When he sat down on December ... More


Dying for Ireland

Peter Hart

in The I.R.A. and its Enemies: Violence and Community in Cork, 1916-1923

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208068
eISBN:
9780191677892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208068.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

January 1920 marked a turning point for both government and guerrillas. The headquarters staff of the I.R.A. bowed to provincial realities and authorized open attacks on the Crown forces. This ... More


Beyond 1965

Michael F. Brown and Eduardo Fernandez

in War of Shadows: The Struggle for Utopia in the Peruvian Amazon

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520074354
eISBN:
9780520911352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520074354.003.0012
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

The Peruvian government declared the Movimiento de Izquierda Revolucionaria (MIR)'s act of revolutionary boldness a failure. The hunt for the Asháninkas believed to have aided the guerrillas ... More


Introduction: Who Cares about Yesterday’s Wars?

Anthony James Joes

in Victorious Insurgencies: Four Rebellions that Shaped Our World

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813126142
eISBN:
9780813135588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813126142.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The most common type of conflict has been insurgency in the form of guerrilla war. Such conflicts of today rage all across the globe, from South Asia to South America and from Sinkiang to Sudan. ... More


The Jihadist legacy of Abu Mus‘ab al-Suri

Michael W. S. Ryan

in Decoding Al-Qaeda's Strategy: The Deep Battle Against America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231163842
eISBN:
9780231533270
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231163842.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter examines Abu Mus'ab al-Suri's work, The Call to Global Islamic Resistance. The book discusses the history of jihadist movements and the lessons that could be learned from earlier ... More


Jihad under the Nuclear Umbrella

C. Christine Fair

in Fighting to the End: The Pakistan Army's Way of War

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199892709
eISBN:
9780199372249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199892709.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter exploits Pakistan’s defense literature to historicize Pakistan’s use of nonstate actors to prosecute asymmetrical conflict in India and Afghanistan from the beginning of the state’s ... More


Rebel Cork

Peter Hart

in The I.R.A. and its Enemies: Violence and Community in Cork, 1916-1923

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208068
eISBN:
9780191677892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208068.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Cork is the first county of 20th-century Ireland by area and the second by population. The economy of Cork was diverse, although many of its sectors were declining by the turn of the century. As the ... More


How the Geneva Conventions Matter

Matthew Evangelista

in Do the Geneva Conventions Matter?

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780199379774
eISBN:
9780190690977
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199379774.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Comparative Politics

This chapter offers an assessment of the status of the Geneva Conventions as a normative regime and how it matters. The book’s case studies support the intuition that states fighting guerrilla ... More


The I.R.A. and its Enemies: Violence and Community in Cork, 1916-1923

Peter Hart

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208068
eISBN:
9780191677892
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208068.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

What is it like to be in the Irish Republican Army (I.R.A.), or at their mercy? This book explores the lives and deaths of the enemies and victims of the County Cork I.R.A. — the most powerful and ... More


Introduction

Ira A. Hunt

in The 9th Infantry Division in Vietnam: Unparalleled and Unequaled

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813126470
eISBN:
9780813135656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813126470.003.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

In South Vietnam the 9th Infantry Division of the U.S. Army was specifically designated to operate from a base deep within the Communist-controlled Delta with the mission to improve the security of ... More


Sundered Flocks, Militant Godliness, and the Woes of Embattled Churchgoers during the Civil War

Lucas P. Volkman

in Houses Divided: Evangelical Schisms and the Crisis of the Union in Missouri

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190248321
eISBN:
9780190248345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190248321.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Chapter 5 provides new insights into exactly how the vicious wartime struggle between pro- and antislavery partisans in Missouri drew impetus from antagonistic northern and southern evangelical ... More


Institutions, Ideologies, and Combatant Experiences in FMLN Factions

Amelia Hoover Green

in The Commander's Dilemma: Violence and Restraint in Wartime

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781501726477
eISBN:
9781501726484
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501726477.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter describes the variation in armed-group institutions across subgroups of the Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front (FMLN) and over time and reconstructs the ways that institutional ... More


Testimonial: Bekenntnisdenkschrift

James W. Davis

in Clausewitz on Small War

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780198737131
eISBN:
9780191800603
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198737131.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

In his famous Testimonial or “Bekenntnisdenkschrift” of 1812, Clausewitz calls for armed resistance to Napoleon’s occupation and considers the military options available to Prussia. Drawing on the ... More


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