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A fascinating look at the insurgencies and counterinsurgencies throughout history with a concentration on the 20th and 21st centuries.
This encyclopedia examines insurgencies—and the counterinsurgency efforts they prompt—through history, addressing military actions and the techniques and technologies employed in each conflict, significant insurgency leaders, and the leading theorists, with emphasis on the "small wars" of the 20th century and most recent decades. The clear, concise entries provide a breadth of coverage that ranges from the Maccabean Revolt in 168–143 BCE and the Peasants' Revolt in Germany in the 1500s to the American Revolutionary War and the ongoing insurgency in Syria. Readers will gain a solid understanding of how insurgency warfare and counterinsurgency (COIN) strategy has played a key role in the U.S. conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq in the early 21st century, and grasp how this important military strategy has evolved during modern times.
- An introduction by Dr. Conrad Crane of the Army War College, a widely acknowledged expert on the topic
- Essays on terms used to describe aspects of insurgency and counterinsurgencies
- A chronology tracing important insurgencies and counterinsurgency efforts throughout history
- An extensive bibliography that points students toward additional resources for further study
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"Few publishers do encyclopedias better than ABC–CLIO and no editor is more prolific than Spencer C. Tucker. . . . All his products are excellent and this is no exception. . . . All the ABC-CLIO encyclopedias are attractive volumes and are worthy acquisitions for libraries that seek such a resource."
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