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Author Jones, Seth G., 1972-

Title Counterinsurgency in Afghanistan / Seth G. Jones
Published Santa Monica : RAND National Defense Research Institute, 2008
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 157 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Rand counterinsurgency study ; v. 4
Rand counterinsurgency study ; v. 4
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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 139-155)
Notes Print version record
Subject Afghan War, 2001- -- Commando operations.
Counterinsurgency -- Afghanistan.
Afghanistan -- Politics and government -- 2001-
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2008016686
ISBN 0833045202 (electronic bk.)
9780833045201 (electronic bk.)
(paperback; alk. paper)
(paperback; alk. paper)