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Author Watts, Stephen (Stephen Baldwin)

Title Countering others' insurgencies : understanding U.S. small-footprint interventions in local context / Stephen Watts, Jason H. Campbell, Patrick B. Johnston, Sameer Lalwani, Sarah H. Bana.

Publication Info. Santa Monica, CA : RAND, 2014.


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Description 1 online resource (xxiv, 226 pages) : illustrations.
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
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Series RAND Corporation research report series ; RR513
Research report (Rand Corporation) ; RR513.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-226).
Summary This study examines the counterinsurgency strategies and practices adopted by threatened regimes and the conditions under which U.S. "small-footprint" partnerships are likely to help these governments succeed. The report's findings are derived from a mixed-method research design incorporating both quantitative and qualitative analysis. Simple statistical analyses are applied to a dataset of counterinsurgencies that have terminated since the end of the Cold War (72 in all), and more in-depth analyses are provided of two recent cases of U.S. partnerships with counterinsurgent regimes, in the Philippines and Pakistan. The quantitative analysis finds that the cases of small-footprint U.S. operations that are commonly touted as "success stories" all occurred in countries approximating a best-case scenario. Such a verdict is not meant to deny the importance of U.S. assistance; rather, it is meant to highlight that similar U.S. policies with less promising partner nations should not be expected to produce anywhere near the same levels of success. The majority of insurgencies have taken place in worst-case conditions, and in these environments, counterinsurgent regimes are typically unsuccessful in their efforts to end rebellion, and they often employ violence indiscriminately. The case studies of the Philippines and Pakistan largely reinforce the findings of the quantitative analysis. They also highlight the challenges the United States faces in attempting to influence partner regimes to fight counterinsurgencies in the manner that the United States would prefer. The study concludes with policy recommendations for managing troubled partnerships.
Funding "The research described in this report was sponsored by the Smith Richardson Foundation ..."
Contents Introduction -- Counterinsurgency in comparative perspective -- Quantitative analysis of counterinsurgency -- Counterinsurgency in the Philippines -- Counterinsurgency in Pakistan -- Managing troubled partnerships -- Appendix: Coding notes.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (RAND, viewed on October 28, 2014).
Language English.
Subject Counterinsurgency -- Government policy -- United States.
United States -- Military relations.
Counterinsurgency -- Philippines.
United States -- Military relations -- Philippines.
Philippines -- Military relations -- United States.
Counterinsurgency -- Pakistan.
United States -- Military relations -- Pakistan.
Pakistan -- Military relations -- United States.
Counterinsurgency. (OCoLC)fst00881325
Counterinsurgency -- Government policy. (OCoLC)fst01983701
Military relations. (OCoLC)fst01353799
Pakistan. (OCoLC)fst01210275
Philippines. (OCoLC)fst01205261
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Military & Naval Science.
Law, Politics & Government.
Military Science - General.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author Campbell, Jason H.
Johnston, Patrick B.
Bana, Sarah H.
Lalwani, Sameer.
Rand Corporation. National Security Research Division, issuing body.
Other Form: Print version: Watts, Stephen (Stephen Baldwin). Countering others' insurgencies. Santa Monica, California : RAND, [2014] 9780833084040 (DLC) 2014005201 (OCoLC)871186949
ISBN 9780833085535 (electronic bk.)
0833085530 (electronic bk.)

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