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Author Ucko, David H.

Title Counterinsurgency in crisis : Britain and the challenges of modern warfare / David H. Ucko and Robert Egnell
Published New York : Columbia University Press, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (xxii, 221 pages)
Series Columbia studies in terrorism and irregular warfare
Columbia studies in terrorism and irregular warfare.
Contents Untangling the British counterinsurgency legacy -- The British in Basra : with heads held high into the abyss -- Act II : British counterinsurgency in Helmand -- "A horse and tank moment" -- Whither British counterinsurgency?
Summary The British military confronted significant challenges during the invasion of Iraq and Afghanistan. Adhering to the principles and doctrines of previous campaigns, they failed to prevent Basra and Helmand from descending into lawlessness, criminality, and violence. By juxtaposing the deterioration of these cities against Britain's celebrated legacy of counterinsurgency, this investigation identifies both the contributions and limitations of traditional tactics in such settings, exposing the gap between the ambitions and resources, intent and commitment, that proved so disastrous to the op
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-203) and index
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Subject Afghan War (2001- )
Iraq War (2003-2011)
Afghan War, 2001- -- Participation, British
Counterinsurgency -- Afghanistan -- Helmand
Counterinsurgency -- Great Britain
Counterinsurgency -- Iraq -- Baṣrah
Iraq War, 2003-2011 -- Participation, British
HISTORY -- Military -- Afghan War (2001- )
HISTORY -- Military -- Other.
Military participation -- British.
Great Britain -- History, Military -- 21st century
Afghanistan -- Helmand.
Great Britain.
Iraq -- Baṣrah.
Genre/Form Military history.
Form Electronic book
Author Egnell, Robert.
ISBN 0231164262