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For both the United States and United Kingdom counterinsurgency was a serious component of security policy during the Cold War and, along with counterterrorism, has been the greatest security challenge after September 11, 2001. In The Soul of Armies Austin Long compares and contrasts counterinsurgency operations during the Cold War and in recent years by three organizations: the US Army, the US Marine Corps, and the British Army.Long argues that the formative experiences of these three organizations as they professionalized in the nineteenth century has produced distinctive organizational cultures that shape operations. Combining archival research on counterinsurgency campaigns in Vietnam and Kenya with the author's personal experience as a civilian advisor to the military in Iraq and Afghanistan, The Soul of Armies demonstrates that the US Army has persistently conducted counterinsurgency operations in a very different way from either the US Marine Corps or the British Army. These differences in conduct have serious consequences, affecting the likelihood of success, the potential for civilian casualties and collateral damage, and the ability to effectively support host nation governments. Long concludes counterinsurgency operations are at best only a partial explanation for success or failure.

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9780801453793 | Cornell Univ Pr, March 1, 2016, cover price $89.95

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9781501703195 | Cornell Univ Pr, March 1, 2016, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: For both the United States and United Kingdom counterinsurgency was a serious component of security policy during the Cold War and, along with counterterrorism, has been the greatest security challenge after September 11, 2001.

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Product Description: Radiocarbon After Four Decades: An Interdisciplinary Perspective commemorates the 40th anniversary of radiocarbon dating. The volume presents discussions of every aspect of this dating technique, as well as chronicles of its development and views of future advancements and applications...read more
By Renee S. Kra (editor), Austin Long (editor) and Ervin Taylor (editor)

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9781475742510 | Reprint edition (Springer Verlag, January 14, 2013), cover price $99.00 | About this edition: Radiocarbon After Four Decades: An Interdisciplinary Perspective commemorates the 40th anniversary of radiocarbon dating.

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Product Description: Analyzes the use and management of local defense forces in eight major counterinsurgencies from 1945 to the present‹Indochina, Algeria, South Vietnam, Oman, El Salvador, Southern Lebanon, Afghanistan,and Iraq‹in order to inform U...read more

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9780833076595 | Rand Corp, September 16, 2012, cover price $25.95 | About this edition: Analyzes the use and management of local defense forces in eight major counterinsurgencies from 1945 to the present‹Indochina, Algeria, South Vietnam, Oman, El Salvador, Southern Lebanon, Afghanistan,and Iraq‹in order to inform U.

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Product Description: Multinational corporations can be significant actors in zones of violent conflict. Corporate actions to shape their environment can sometimes mitigate conflict, but as the authors show in their case studies, corporate activities can help generate and sustain violence.

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9780833047519 | Rand Corp, October 30, 2009, cover price $23.00 | About this edition: Multinational corporations can be significant actors in zones of violent conflict.

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9780833049018 | Rand Corp, August 18, 2009, cover price $9.95

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Product Description: Modern-day advocates of the Phoenix Program argue that it was devastatingly effective against the Viet Cong infrastructure during the Vietnam War, but detractors condemn it as a merciless assassination campaign. The authors provide a fresh assessment of the program and identify aspects that are relevant for contemporary counterinsurgency...read more

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9780833047458 | Rand Corp, July 16, 2009, cover price $20.00 | About this edition: Modern-day advocates of the Phoenix Program argue that it was devastatingly effective against the Viet Cong infrastructure during the Vietnam War, but detractors condemn it as a merciless assassination campaign.

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Product Description: From the post-World War II era through the Cold War, post-Cold War era, and current war on terrorism, this volume assesses how U.S. presidential decisionmaking style and administrative structure can work in favor of, as well as against, the nation-building goals of the U...read more

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9780833041814 | Rand Corp, October 30, 2008, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: From the post-World War II era through the Cold War, post-Cold War era, and current war on terrorism, this volume assesses how U.

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Product Description: 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...read more

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9780833039262 | Rand Corp, September 1, 2006, cover price $20.00 | About this edition: The challenges posed by insurgency and instability have proved difficult to surmount.

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Product Description: By comparing modern counterinsurgency doctrine and operations to those of 1960s, this paper tests and ultimately disproves the assumption that doctrine as written and operations as conducted are tightly linked. Ingrained organizational concepts and beliefs have a much greater influence on operations than written doctrine, and altering these beliefs will require the U...read more

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9780833044709 | Rand Corp, August 30, 2008, cover price $21.00 | About this edition: By comparing modern counterinsurgency doctrine and operations to those of 1960s, this paper tests and ultimately disproves the assumption that doctrine as written and operations as conducted are tightly linked.

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9780833045355 | Rand Corp, June 3, 2004, cover price $9.95

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