Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Insurgents, terrorists, and militias : the warriors of contemporary combat

Insurgents, terrorists, and militias : the warriors of contemporary combat by Richard Schultz and Andrea J. Dew

Book review exerpt: "The authors, Richard H. Shultz and Andrea J. Dew, lay out the framework and goals of the book at the very beginning. This book is not about tactics or even strategy, but “operational art”, the middle ground between Strategy (big “S”) and Tactics (big “T”). Using case studies of Somali, Chechnya, Afghanistan, and Iraq, the authors demonstrate their theories through both recent and historical encounters. Some of their analysis is interesting as elements of previous success were clearly not understood and led to later failures." Full Book review: MountainRunner blog

Listen to Andrea Dew's interview on NPR's "The World

Read an interview with Andrea Dew and Richard Shultz.

Read "When Soldiers Fight Warriors," a chapter from Insurgents, Terrorists, and Militias.

Read Shultz and Dew's New York Times op-ed piece, "Counterinsurgency, by the Book".

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