The Insurgents

The Insurgents Author Fred Kaplan
ISBN-10 9781451642667
Release 2013-01-02
Pages 432
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A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize The Insurgents is the inside story of the small group of soldier-scholars, led by General David Petraeus, who plotted to revolutionize one of the largest, oldest, and most hidebound institutions—the United States military. Their aim was to build a new Army that could fight the new kind of war in the post–Cold War age: not massive wars on vast battlefields, but “small wars” in cities and villages, against insurgents and terrorists. These would be wars not only of fighting but of “nation building,” often not of necessity but of choice. Based on secret documents, private emails, and interviews with more than one hundred key characters, including Petraeus, the tale unfolds against the backdrop of the wars against insurgents in Iraq and Afghanistan. But the main insurgency is the one mounted at home by ambitious, self-consciously intellectual officers—Petraeus, John Nagl, H. R. McMaster, and others—many of them classmates or colleagues in West Point’s Social Science Department who rose through the ranks, seized with an idea of how to fight these wars better. Amid the crisis, they forged a community (some of them called it a cabal or mafia) and adapted their enemies’ techniques to overhaul the culture and institutions of their own Army. Fred Kaplan describes how these men and women maneuvered the idea through the bureaucracy and made it official policy. This is a story of power, politics, ideas, and personalities—and how they converged to reshape the twenty-first-century American military. But it is also a cautionary tale about how creative doctrine can harden into dogma, how smart strategists—today’s “best and brightest”—can win the battles at home but not the wars abroad. Petraeus and his fellow insurgents made the US military more adaptive to the conflicts of the modern era, but they also created the tools—and made it more tempting—for political leaders to wade into wars that they would be wise to avoid.



The Insurgents

The Insurgents Author Ralph Lockwood
ISBN-10 HARVARD:32044018950626
Release 1835
Pages
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The Insurgents

The Insurgents Author Fred Kaplan
ISBN-10 9781451642636
Release 2013-01-02
Pages 418
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Presents the inside story of a small group of soldier-scholars, led by General David Petraeus, who determined to revolutionize the United States military and reshape twenty-first-century military policy.



The Insurgents

The Insurgents Author Fred Kaplan
ISBN-10 9781451642650
Release 2013
Pages 418
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The "War Stories" columnist for Slate presents the inside story of a small group of soldier-scholars who have significantly changed the ways the Pentagon does business and the American military fights wars, drawing on interviews with top contributors to reveal the origins of revolutionary ideas and how they have overcome formidable internal resistance.



The Insurgents

The Insurgents Author Lucy Thurber
ISBN-10 9780822233534
Release 2016-05-16
Pages 55
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THE STORY: When Sally Wright returns to her dead-end rural northeast town after losing her athletic scholarship, she’s forced to face her beer guzzling father, wayward brother, and the dearth of hope in her impoverished town. She starts carrying her shotgun wherever she goes and buries herself in books about Harriet Tubman, Nat Turner, John Brown, and Timothy McVeigh. She begins escaping into an interior world where their spirits talk to her, telling stories of their resistance to injustice. Yet even as she immerses herself in the lives of American insurgents and clutches her shotgun to her chest, the bleak oppression of a life without opportunity threatens to poison her spirit.



The insurgents

The insurgents Author Vercors
ISBN-10 UOM:39015013787141
Release 1956
Pages 308
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Who Are the Insurgents

Who Are the Insurgents Author Amatzia Baram
ISBN-10 9781437903034
Release 2008-10
Pages 19
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The African Slave Trade

The African Slave Trade Author Judah Philip Benjamin
ISBN-10 HARVARD:32044014481709
Release 1863
Pages 24
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A Just Defiance

A Just Defiance Author Peter Harris
ISBN-10 9781846273421
Release 2011-02-03
Pages 320
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1987, Pretoria. Four young black men have just been arrested for a horrific string of political murders. There’s no doubt that they’re guilty of everything they’re accused of – and more. But in a society riven by brutal repression and racial tensions, are they assassins or freedom fighters? Peter Harris is the lawyer called upon to defend them and, as he constructs his case to save them from the death penalty, he comes to understand the violence they encountered growing up in the townships and the chain of events that led them to join the ANC, undergo training at Zuma’s camps in Angola, and return to their homeland to execute some of the apartheid regime’s most notorious commanders and collaborators. In gripping prose, Harris intercuts the story of their trial with flashbacks to the squad’s operations and a deadly counterplot to reveal a campaign planned with cold-blooded brilliance and carried out with ruthless efficiency. A Just Defiance is both a high-stakes courtroom drama and a fascinating tale of men driven to extremes for an ideal. It paints a picture of ordinary people caught up in extraordinary events, of people with unwavering commitment to their cause, and of a mother who never loses hope. This is a story of the foot soldiers and of the terrible price they paid.



The Boy Aviators in Nicaragua or In League with the Insurgents

The Boy Aviators in Nicaragua  or  In League with the Insurgents Author John Goldfrap
ISBN-10 9785040545681
Release 2017-09-05
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The Boy Aviators in Nicaragua Or In League with the Insurgents

The Boy Aviators in Nicaragua  Or  In League with the Insurgents Author Wilbur Lawton
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105133656962
Release 1910
Pages 336
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Insurgent Divergent Trilogy Book 2

Insurgent  Divergent Trilogy  Book 2 Author Veronica Roth
ISBN-10 9780007537129
Release 2013-11-07
Pages 576
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The thrillingly dark sequel to New York Times bestseller, DIVERGENT – a major motion picture in 2014.



The Insurgent Barricade

The Insurgent Barricade Author Mark Traugott
ISBN-10 9780520266322
Release 2010
Pages 436
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"Excavating a database of 150 barricades, large and small, successful and unsuccessful, Mark Traugott provides us with a natural history of the insurrectionary barricade -- its physiognomy, its development, and its diffusion. From its origins in sixteenth-century Paris to its culmination in the 1848 revolution, and from France to all of Europe, this memorable book is a model of how history and social science can be creatively combined to demonstrate how a key element of modern contentious politics emerged and diffused."--Sidney Tarrow, author of Power in Movement



Insurgents Terrorists and Militias

Insurgents  Terrorists  and Militias Author Richard H. Shultz
ISBN-10 9780231503426
Release 2006-08-22
Pages 328
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Since the end of the Cold War, conventional militaries and their political leaders have confronted a new, brutal type of warfare in which non-state armed groups use asymmetrical tactics to successfully fight larger, technologically superior forces. In order to prevent future bloodshed and political chaos, it is crucial to understand how these unconventional armed groups think and to adapt to their methods of combat. Richard H. Shultz Jr. and Andrea J. Dew investigate the history and politics of modern asymmetrical warfare. By focusing on four specific hotbeds of instability& mdash;Somalia, Chechnya, Afghanistan, and Iraq& mdash;Shultz and Dew conduct a careful analysis of tribal culture and the value of clan associations. They examine why these "traditional" or "tribal" warriors fight, how they recruit, where they find sanctuary, and what is behind their strategy. Traveling across two centuries and several continents, Shultz and Dew examine the doctrinal, tactical, and strategic advantages and consider the historical, cultural, and anthropological factors behind the motivation and success of the warriors of contemporary combat. In their provocative argument, Shultz and Dew propose that war in the post-Cold War era cannot be waged through traditional Western methods of combat, especially when friendly states and outside organizations like al-Qaeda serve as powerful allies to the enemy. Thoroughly researched and highly readable, Insurgents, Terrorists, and Militias examines how non-state armies fight, identifies the patterns and trends of their combat, and recommends how conventional militaries can defeat these irregular yet highly effective organizations.



The Insurgency in Chechnya and the North Caucasus

The Insurgency in Chechnya and the North Caucasus Author Robert W. Schaefer
ISBN-10 9780313386350
Release 2010-10-31
Pages 303
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The Insurgency in Chechnya and the North Caucasus: From Gazavat to Jihad is an exhaustive treatment of the 400-year period leading up to the present. Thematically organized, it cuts through the rhetoric to provide a contextual framework through which readers can understand the conflict in the region.||Among many other topics, the book examines the differences and linkages between insurgency and terrorism; the origins of conflict in the North Caucasus; the involvement of the superpowers from the 17th century on; and the influences of different strains of Islam, of al-Qaida, and of the War on Terror. A critical examination of never-before-revealed Russian COIN campaigns explains why those campaigns are doomed to fail and why such failure means war will once again rage in the south of Russia. Presented through the lens of counterinsurgency theory, this incisive analysis explores the historic roots of each issue, the key players, and the farthest-reaching effects. |



Insurgency and Counter insurgency in Iraq

Insurgency and Counter insurgency in Iraq Author Ahmed Hashim
ISBN-10 0801444527
Release 2005
Pages 482
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Years after the U.S. invasion of Iraq, a loosely organized insurgency continues to target American and Coalition soldiers, as well as Iraqi security forces and civilians, with devastating results. In this sobering account of the ongoing violence, Ahmed Hashim, a specialist on Middle Eastern strategic issues and on irregular warfare, reveals the insurgents behind the widespread revolt, their motives, and their tactics. The insurgency, he shows, is not a united movement directed by a leadership with a single ideological vision. Instead, it involves former regime loyalists, Iraqis resentful of foreign occupation, foreign and domestic Islamist extremists, and elements of organized crime. These groups have cooperated with one another in the past and coordinated their attacks; but the alliance between nationalist Iraqi insurgents on the one hand and religious extremists has frayed considerably. The U.S.-led offensive to retake Fallujah in November 2004 and the success of the elections for the Iraqi National Assembly in January 2005 have led more "mainstream" insurgent groups to begin thinking of reinforcing the political arm of their opposition movement and to seek political guarantees for the Sunni Arab community in the new Iraq.Hashim begins by placing the Iraqi revolt in its historical context. He next profiles the various insurgent groups, detailing their origins, aims, and operational and tactical modi operandi. He concludes with an unusually candid assessment of the successes and failures of the Coalition's counter-insurgency campaign. Looking ahead, Hashim warns that ethnic and sectarian groups may soon be pitted against one another in what will be a fiercely contested fight over who gets what in the new Iraq. Evidence that such a conflict is already developing does not augur well for Iraq's future stability. Both Iraq and the United States must work hard to ensure that slow but steady success over the insurgency is not overshadowed by growing ethno-sectarian animosities as various groups fight one another for the biggest slice of the political and economic pie. In place of sensational headlines, official triumphalism, and hand-wringing, Insurgency and Counter-Insurgency in Iraq offers a clear-eyed analysis of the increasingly complex violence that threatens the very future of Iraq.



American Insurgents American Patriots

American Insurgents  American Patriots Author T. H. Breen
ISBN-10 9781429932608
Release 2010-05-11
Pages 352
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Before there could be a revolution, there was a rebellion; before patriots, there were insurgents. Challenging and displacing decades of received wisdom, T. H. Breen's strikingly original book explains how ordinary Americans—most of them members of farm families living in small communities—were drawn into a successful insurgency against imperial authority. This is the compelling story of our national political origins that most Americans do not know. It is a story of rumor, charity, vengeance, and restraint. American Insurgents, American Patriots reminds us that revolutions are violent events. They provoke passion and rage, a willingness to use violence to achieve political ends, a deep sense of betrayal, and a strong religious conviction that God expects an oppressed people to defend their rights. The American Revolution was no exception. A few celebrated figures in the Continental Congress do not make for a revolution. It requires tens of thousands of ordinary men and women willing to sacrifice, kill, and be killed. Breen not only gives the history of these ordinary Americans but, drawing upon a wealth of rarely seen documents, restores their primacy to American independence. Mobilizing two years before the Declaration of Independence, American insurgents in all thirteen colonies concluded that resistance to British oppression required organized violence against the state. They channeled popular rage through elected committees of safety and observation, which before 1776 were the heart of American resistance. American Insurgents, American Patriots is the stunning account of their insurgency, without which there would have been no independent republic as we know it.