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Counterinsurgency in Afghanistan [electronic resource] / Seth G. Jones.

By: Jones, Seth G, 1972-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Rand counterinsurgency study: v. 4.Publisher: Santa Monica : RAND National Defense Research Institute, 2008Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 157 p.) : ill., maps.ISBN: 9780833045201 (electronic bk.); 0833045202 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Afghanistan -- Politics and government -- 2001- | Counterinsurgency -- Afghanistan | Afghan War, 2001- -- Commando operations | Counterinsurgency | HISTORY -- Military -- Afghan War (2001- )Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Counterinsurgency in Afghanistan.DDC classification: 958.104/7 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Success in counterinsurgency warfare -- The age of insurgency -- Insurgents and their support network -- Afghan government and security forces -- U.S. and coalition forces -- Recommendations.
Summary: This study explores the nature of the insurgency in Afghanistan, the key challenges and successes of the campaign, and the capabilities necessary to wage effective counterinsurgency operations. It argues that successful counterinsurgency requires effective indigenous security forces, especially police; a viable and legitimate local government; and the suppression of external support for insurgents.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 139-155).

Success in counterinsurgency warfare -- The age of insurgency -- Insurgents and their support network -- Afghan government and security forces -- U.S. and coalition forces -- Recommendations.

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This study explores the nature of the insurgency in Afghanistan, the key challenges and successes of the campaign, and the capabilities necessary to wage effective counterinsurgency operations. It argues that successful counterinsurgency requires effective indigenous security forces, especially police; a viable and legitimate local government; and the suppression of external support for insurgents.

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