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Iraq And The Challenge Of Counterinsurgency, Thomas Mockaitis Dec 2007

Iraq And The Challenge Of Counterinsurgency, Thomas Mockaitis

Thomas R Mockaitis

This book situates the Iraq War within its regional context and the history of US counterinsurgency campaigns. It argues that after a failed attempt to take a conventional approach to an unconventional conflict, the US military developed an effective counterinsurgency strategy.


The "New" Terrorism: Myths And Reality, Thomas Mockaitis Dec 2007

The "New" Terrorism: Myths And Reality, Thomas Mockaitis

Thomas R Mockaitis

The book examins contemporary terrorism within its historical context to discern continuities and change in terrorist activities and ideology. It rejects the idea of a "global war on terrorism" in favor of a long struggle to reduce terrorist threats while eliminating the root causes of terrorism.