The Resource Air power in the new counterinsurgency era : the strategic importance of USAF advisory and assistance missions, Alan J. Vick [and others]

Air power in the new counterinsurgency era : the strategic importance of USAF advisory and assistance missions, Alan J. Vick [and others]

Label
Air power in the new counterinsurgency era : the strategic importance of USAF advisory and assistance missions
Title
Air power in the new counterinsurgency era
Title remainder
the strategic importance of USAF advisory and assistance missions
Statement of responsibility
Alan J. Vick [and others]
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Often treated by Americans as an exceptional form of warfare, insurgency is anything but. Spanning the globe, centuries, and societies, insurgency is quite common. Given the threat insurgency presents to U.S. interests and allies around the world, the importance of counterinsurgency is no surprise. However, history has shown that insurgencies are rarely defeated by outside powers. Rather, the best role for outsiders is an indirect one: training, advising, and equipping the local nation, which must win the war politically and militarily. And while counterinsurgency might seem to be a task most suited to ground forces, air power has much to contribute. These facts combine to suggest that advising, training, and equipping partner air forces will be a key component of U.S. counterinsurgency efforts worldwide. The authors note that, if the Air Force is to participate in these tasks, it will need to make counterinsurgency an institutional priority, developing the capabilities of its personnel both as advisors and trainers and as combatants, as well as developing the necessary institutional support structures
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
358.4/1425
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
U241
LC item number
.A57 2006eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Air power in the new counterinsurgency era : the strategic importance of USAF advisory and assistance missions, Alan J. Vick [and others]
Publication
Note
  • "MG-509."
  • "Prepared for the United States Air Force."
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 159-180)
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The Evolving Insurgency Challenge -- The Challenge of Counterinsurgency: Lessons from the Cold War and After -- Grand Strategy and Counterinsurgency -- A New Framework for Understanding and Responding to Insurgencies -- The USAF Role in Countering Insurgencies -- Conclusions -- Appendix A: States Afflicted by Insurgency -- Appendix B: Estimating Manpower Requirements for Advisory Assistance
Control code
ocn183650740
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxiv, 180 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781281180964
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
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22573/ctt4sck
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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.b32261032
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)183650740
  • pebcs0833042548
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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