The Resource Beating Goliath : why insurgencies win, Jeffrey Record

Beating Goliath : why insurgencies win, Jeffrey Record

Label
Beating Goliath : why insurgencies win
Title
Beating Goliath
Title remainder
why insurgencies win
Statement of responsibility
Jeffrey Record
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Beating Goliath examines the phenomenon of victories by the weak over the strong - more specifically, insurgencies that succeeded against great powers. Jeffrey Record reviews eleven insurgent wars from 1775 to the present and determines why the seemingly weaker side won. He concludes that external assistance correlates more consistently with insurgent success than any other explanation. He does not disparage the critical importance of will, strategy, and strong-side regime type or suggest that external assistance guarantees success. Indeed, in all cases, some combination of these factors is usually present. But Record finds few if any cases of unassisted insurgent victories except against the most decrepit regimes." "Having identified the ingredients of insurgent success, Record examines the present insurgency in Iraq and whether the United States can win. In so doing, Record employs a comparative analysis of the Vietnam War and the Iraq War. He also identifies and assesses the influence of distinctive features of the American way of war on the U.S. forces performance against the Iraqi insurgency."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
Nz
Dewey number
355.02/18
Index
index present
LC call number
D431
LC item number
.R43 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Beating Goliath : why insurgencies win, Jeffrey Record
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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Contents
  • 5
  • The American way : search and destroy
  • 6
  • Conclusion
  • 1
  • Explaining Goliath defeats : will, strategy, and type of government
  • 2
  • The role of external assistance
  • 3
  • The Iraqi insurgency : Vietnam Perspectives
  • 4
  • The American way : war without politics
Control code
000041213016
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed
Extent
xii, 179 p.
Isbn
9781597970907
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2007001847
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.b22761809
System control number
  • lt22761809
  • (OCoLC)79003850

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