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Why Counterinsurgency Fails

The US in Iraq and Afghanistan

Authors: de Tray, Dennis

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  • Presents a solution for failed US counterinsurgency campaigns, developed and tested in Afghanistan
  • Analyzed how David Petraeus's counterinsurgency policy is correct in principle but never effectively implemented
  • Explains how the failed counterinsurgency policy mirrors the problems the international development community has encountered in fragile states
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This book examines why the U.S. counterinsurgency campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan have failed and presents a solution for future counterinsurgency campaigns that was developed and tested in Afghanistan in the hope that it will spark a conversation that will shape the next counterinsurgency war to U.S. advantage. The author argues that both development assistance and counterinsurgency campaigns - which often go hand in hand -  overwhelm weak states with too much money, too many projects, and too many consultants, leading to weaker rather than stronger governments. The solution proposed, was initially developed by David Petraeus but never effectively implemented. Using an insider's perspective, this volume explains the details of this solution and the problem with its mis-implementation in Afghanistan.

About the authors

Dennis de Tray is Senior Non-Resident Associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and Principal at the Results for Development Institute, both in Washington, D.C.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $54.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-97993-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $69.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-97992-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Why Counterinsurgency Fails
Book Subtitle
The US in Iraq and Afghanistan
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-97993-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-97993-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-97992-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIX, 142
Number of Illustrations
16 illustrations in colour
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