The Resource Americans and asymmetric conflict : Lebanon, Somalia, and Afghanistan, Adam B. Lowther ; foreword by Donald M. Snow

Americans and asymmetric conflict : Lebanon, Somalia, and Afghanistan, Adam B. Lowther ; foreword by Donald M. Snow

Label
Americans and asymmetric conflict : Lebanon, Somalia, and Afghanistan
Title
Americans and asymmetric conflict
Title remainder
Lebanon, Somalia, and Afghanistan
Statement of responsibility
Adam B. Lowther ; foreword by Donald M. Snow
Title variation
Americans and asymmetric conflict
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "As the War in Iraq continues to rage, many in the White House, State Department, Department of Defense, and outside government are left to wonder if it was possible to foresee the difficulty the United States is currently having with Sunni nationalists and Islamic extremists. Recent American military experience offers significant insight into this question. With the fog of the Cold War finally lifting and clarity returning to the nature of conflict, the dominance of asymmetry in the military experience of the United States is all too evident." "Lebanon (1982-1984), Somalia (1992-1994), and Afghanistan (2001-2004) offer relevant insight into successes and failures of American attempts to fight adversaries utilizing asymmetric conflict to combat the United States when it intervened in these three states. The results illustrate the difficulty of engaging adversaries unwilling to wage a conventional war and the need for improved strategic and tactical doctrine."
  • "Adam Lowther's purpose here is to highlight some of history's recent lessons so that we may move forward with an awareness of what experience offers."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
355.4/2
Index
index present
LC call number
U163
LC item number
.L69 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Americans and asymmetric conflict : Lebanon, Somalia, and Afghanistan, Adam B. Lowther ; foreword by Donald M. Snow
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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Contents
1. Military thought and asymmetric conflict -- 2. Understanding asymmetry in the twenty-first century : strategy, tactics, and weapons -- 3. Lebanon (1982-1984) : the rise of terrorism and the suicide bombing -- 4. Somalia (1992-1994) : into the post-Cold War era -- 5. Afghanistan (2001-2004) : Winning wars of asymmetry -- Conclusion : the lessons of war and implications for Iraq
Control code
000041512189
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 233 p.
Isbn
9780275996352
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2007014362
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.b22833778
System control number
sr22833778

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