Product Description: Since the tragic events of 9/11 and the consequent advent of the Global War on Terrorism, there has been a remarkable surge of interest in counterinsurgency. This anthology presents 27 articles on counterinsurgency and irregular warfare, particularly highlighting and examining the U.S. Marine Corps' roles in conflicts from 1898 through 2007. It also includes an extensive bibliography of works on these conflicts. Continuing discussion and study of these subjects is of critical importance to the ongoing efforts of the United States and its allies in the Global War on Terrorism. The anthology is divided broadly into two halves: the first half presents historical examples of counterinsurgency involving the United States-from the Philippines and the "Banana Wars" up through Vietnam-while the second half addresses the nation's contemporary efforts in this regard. Articles cover the situations in Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Horn of Africa. The selected bibliography addresses a broad range of subjects: on higher-end operational/strategic level of war considerations, on geopolitical context, and on a varied array of related topics-political theory, historical case studies, failed states, cultural studies and analysis, and many others-that all provide context or play a role in conducting a counterinsurgency and achieving success in the realm of irregular warfare. Colonel Stephen S. Evans, USMCR, researched and compiled this work as a field historian with the Marine Corps History Division. He has experience at various operational levels, both joint and multinational, in CONUS and overseas, and has performed duty with all three MEFs, MARFORLANT, MARFOREUR, and U.S. forces in Korea. He has also held a range of positions in administrative and educational roles at Quantico and the Pentagon. Colonel Evans holds a doctorate in history from Temple University and has published two historical monographs.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-339).
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Foreword / Charles P. Neimeyer Preface Part I. Counterinsurgency doctrine and theory: Insurgency : modern warfare evolves into a fourth generation / Thomas X. Hammes. Back to the street without joy : counterinsurgency lessons from Vietnam and other small wars / Robert M. Cassidy. Counting irregular threats : a comprehensive approach / Marine Corps Combat Development Command Part II. Philippine insurrection, 1899-1902: Lessons from a successful counterinsurgency : the Philippines, 1899-1902 / Timothy K. Deady. We will go heavily armed : the Marines' small war on Samar, 1901-1902 / Brian McAllister Linn Part III. Nicaragua, 1909-1933: Airpower and restraint in small wars : Marine Corps aviation in the second Nicaraguan campaign, 1927-1933 / Wray R. Johnson. U.S. Marines and Miskito Indians : the Rio Coco patrol in 1928 / David C. Brooks. Lessons from yesterday's operations short of war : Nicaragua and the Small wars manual / Richard J. Macak Jr. Part IV. Haiti, 1915-1934: The American occupation of Haiti : problems and programs, 1920-1928 / Robert Debs Heinl Jr. and Nancy Gordon Heinl. Administering the Protectorates : the U.S. occupation of Haiti and the Dominican Republic / Richard Millett and G. Dale Gaddy Part V. Dominican Republic, 1916-1924: Caudillos and gavilleros versus the United States Marines : guerrilla insurgency during the Dominican intervention, 1916-1924 / Bruce J. Calder. Cacos and caudillos : Marines and counterinsurgency in Hispanolia [i.e. Hispaniola], 1915-1924 Graham A. Cosmas Part VI. Vietnam: A feather in their cap? The Marines' combined action program in Vietnam / Lawrence A. Yates CORDS/Phoenix : counterinsurgency lessons from Vietnam for the future / Dale Andrade and James H. Wilbanks Part VII. Global war on terrorism : overview and strategy: Challenges in fighting a global insurgency / David W. Barno. Countering evolved insurgent networks / Thomas X. Hammes. Advances in predeployment culture training : the U.S. Marine Corps approach / Barak A. Salmoni. Part VIII. Islamism, Islamists, and insurgency: A clash of systems : an analytical framework to demystify the radical Islamist threat / Andrew Harvey, Ian Sullivan, and Ralph Groves. The concept and practice of jihad in Islam / Michael G. Knapp Part IX. Afghanistan: Understanding the Taliban and insurgency in Afghanistan / Thomas H. Johnson and M. Chris Mason. Afghanistan four years on : an assessment / Sean M. Maloney Part X. Iraq: Assessing Irag's Sunni Arab insurgency / Michael Eisenstadt and Jeffrey White. Insurgency and counterinsurgency in Iraq / Steven Metz Part XI. Combined joint task force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) and the Horn of Africa: Around the Horn / David J. Danelo. The war on terrorism in the Horn of Africa / Tom Dubs. Recognizing Somaliland : forward step in countering terrorism? / Kurt Shillinger. Fighting terrorism in East Africa and the Horn / David H. Shinn.
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Print version: U.S. Marines and irregular warfare, 1898-2007. Quantico, Va. : Marine Corps University, United States Marine Corps, 2008