Includes bibliographical references (pages 445-453).
Cover; Preface; Contents; Figures; Tables; Summary; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Chapter One -- Defining the Problem; Chapter Two -- Framing the Problem; Chapter Three -- Countering Type III Insurgency; Chapter Four -- Overview of Capabilities Needed to CounterType III Insurgency; Chapter Five -- Civil Capabilities; Chapter Six -- Information Capabilities; Chapter Seven -- Perception and Cognition; Chapter Eight -- General Security Capabilities; Chapter Nine -- Local Security Capabilities; Chapter Ten -- U.S. Security Capabilities; Chapter Eleven -- Multilateral Counterinsurgency.
The difficulties encountered by the United States in securing Iraq and Afghanistan despite years of effort and staggering costs raises the central question of the RAND Counterinsurgency Study: How should the United States improve its capabilities to counter insurgencies, particularly those that are heavily influenced by transnational terrorist movements and thus linked into a global jihadist network? This capstone volume to the study draws on other reports in the series as well as an examination of 89 insurgencies since World War II, an analysis of the new challenges posed by what is becoming.
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