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Author Long, Austin.

Title On "other war" : lessons from five decades of RAND counterinsurgency research / Austin Long.

Published Santa Monica, CA : RAND, National Defense Research Institute, 2006.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (xvii, 101 pages) : illustrations
Series Books at JSTOR Open Access
Notes "Prepared for the Office of the Secretary of Defense."
"MG-482-OSD"--Page 4 of cover.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 85-101).
Contents Introduction -- The Wizards of Less-Than-Armageddon: RAND and COIN -- Analogies and War: Are Theory and Empirics from Prior COIN Relevant? -- COIN Theory: What Are Insurgencies and How Does One Fight Them? Hearts and Minds Theory: COIN as a Problem of Modernization ; Cost/Benefit Theory: Carrots and Sticks for the Rational Peasant ; Critiques of Cost/Benefit: Ratcheted Escalation and Marginal Costs ; Moving COIN Theory Forward: Is Synthesis Possible? -- The Social Scientists' Wars: RAND and COIN Practice. Organization and COIN: Who Does What and How Would One Know? ; Amnesty and Reward: Catching More Flies with Honey ; Border Security: Morice and McNamara: A Tale of Two Lines ; Pacification: All Politics Is Local -- COIN Old and New. Organizing for COIN: Breaking the Interagency Phalanx ; Open Arms, Open Wallets: Amnesty and Reward ; The Khalilzad Lines? : Border Security in Iraq and Afghanistan ; An End to Streets Without Joy: Security, Development, and Pacification -- Conclusion: Back to the Future? -- Appendix: RAND Counterinsurgency Publications, 1955-1995: Selected Annotated Bibliography.
Introduction -- The wizards of less-than-Armageddon: RAND and COIN -- Analogies and war: are theory and empirics from prior COIN relevant? -- COIN theory: what are insurgencies and how does one fight them? -- The social scientists' wars: RAND and COIN practice -- COIN old and new -- Appendix: RAND counterinsurgency publications, 1955-1995: selected annotated bibliography.
Summary The challenges posed by insurgency and instability have proved difficult to surmount. This difficulty may embolden future opponents to embrace insurgency in combating the United States. Both the current and future conduct of the war on terror demand that the United States improve its ability to conduct counterinsurgency (COIN) operations. This study makes recommendations for improving COIN based on RAND's decades-long study of it.
Other author United States. Department of Defense.
National Defense Research Institute (U.S.)
JSTOR issuing body.
Subject Counterinsurgency.
Electronic book.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9780833041104 (electronic bk.)
083304110X (electronic bk.)
0833039261 (pbk. ; alk. paper)