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Author Gompert, David C.

Title War by other means [electronic resource] : building complete and balanced capabilities for counterinsurgency / David C. Gompert and John Gordon IV ; with Adam Grissom [and others].

Imprint Santa Monica, CA : Rand Corp., 2008.

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Description 1 online resource (lxiii, 453 pages) : illustrations (some color).
Series Rand counterinsurgency study ; final rept.
Rand counterinsurgency study ; final rept.
Note "RAND National Defense Research Institute."
"MG-595/2-OSD"--Page 4 of cover.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 445-453).
Contents 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.
Summary 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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Subject Counterinsurgency -- United States.
Terrorism -- Prevention.
Institution building -- Government policy -- United States.
United States -- Foreign relations -- 2001-2009.
Islamic fundamentalism -- Political aspects.
United States -- Military policy -- 21st century.
Security, International -- 21st century.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Gordon, John, 1956-
National Defense Research Institute (U.S.)
Added Title Building complete and balanced capabilities for counterinsurgency
Other Form: Print version: Gompert, David C. War by other means. Santa Monica, CA : Rand Corp., 2008 9780833043092 0833043099 (DLC) 2008001580 (OCoLC)190876920
ISBN 9780833045836 (electronic bk.)
0833045830 (electronic bk.)
9780833043092 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
0833043099 (pbk. ; alk. paper)