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Jul 11, 2013 · Douglas Porch's sweeping history of counterinsurgency campaigns, ranging from nineteenth-century colonial conquests to General Petraeus' 'Surge' in Iraq, challenges the contemporary mythologising of counterinsurgency as a humane way of war. The reality, he reveals, is that 'hearts and minds' has never been a recipe for lasting stability. With „Counterinsurgency: Exposing the Myths of the New Way of War“ Douglas Porch tries to show the negative sides of the historical roots of the COIN doctrine provided in FM 3-24 2006 and although making some good points, generally makes an unprofessional contribution to the discussion. This book in fact tries to deliver on its title. Douglas Porch's sweeping history of counterinsurgency campaigns carried out by the three 'providential nations' of France, Britain and the United States, ranging from nineteenth-century colonial conquests to General Petraeus's 'Surge' in Iraq, challenges the contemporary mythologising of counterinsurgency as a humane way of war.

Douglas Porch's sweeping history of counterinsurgency campaigns carried out by the three 'providential nations' of France, Britain and the United States, ranging from nineteenth-century colonial. COUNTERINSURGENCY: Exposing the Myths of the New Way of War Douglas Porch, Cambridge University Press Cambridge, 2013, 434 pages, $27.99 WHAT DOES IT look like when a good historian gets mad? This book offers at least one answer. Mar 15, 2018 · Douglas Porch, military historian and academic, currently a distinguished professor of national security affairs at the Naval Postgraduate School, has written a highly polemical and critical intellectual history of counterinsurgency, aka COIN. Jul 11, 2013 · "Douglas Porch has written one of the single most outstanding reviews and critiques of the modern theory of counter-insurgency. It fully exposes the myths and legends behind a fundamentally flawed and pernicious approach to conceptualising human conflict. This book should be essential reading for military students, scholars and laymen alike.". Counterinsurgency: Exposing the Myths of the New Way of War by Douglas Porch Military Reading Lists The nation that will insist upon drawing a broad line of distinction between the fighting man and the thinking man is liable to find its fighting done by fools and its thinking by cowards.

Counterinsurgency: Exposing the Myths of the New Way of War. Professor Douglas Porch. Week: HT3. 03 Feb 2015, 1:00PM. their research priorities are the changing relationship between war and the state, war in a connected world, conventional and unconventional warfare, civilians in war, the history of the laws of war and the moral dimensions. Counterinsurgency: Exposing the Myths of the New Way of War Douglas Porch Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013, £17.99, p/b This is a ferocious book. The author, Douglas Porch, has written a number of very good books over the years The French Secret Services, The Conquest of Morocco, The Conquest. Buy Counterinsurgency: Exposing the Myths of the New Way of War by Douglas Porch online at Alibris. We have new and used copies available, in 2 editions - starting at $21.24. Counterinsurgency: exposing the myths of the new way of war. [Douglas Porch] -- Counterinsurgency has staked its claim in the new century as the new American way of war. Yet, the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have revived a historical debate about the costs - monetary, political.

Douglas Porch's sweeping history of counterinsurgency campaigns carried out by the three 'providential nations' of France, Britain and the United States, ranging from nineteenth-century colonial conquests to General Petraeus' 'Surge' in Iraq, challenges the contemporary mythologising of counterinsurgency as a humane way of war. After readingCounterinsurgency: Exposing the Myths of the New Way of Warby Douglas Porch I am actually surprised this book made the list.Mainly because Porch spares no sacred cows in his skewering of Western counterinsurgency doctrine over the past century or so. Counterinsurgency: Exposing the Myths of the New Way of War is a magisterial examination across time and space of the history of COIN. It is intended to dispel the myths propagated around it as a kinder, gentler form of warfare waged for the benefit of all involved.

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