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
Genre
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."--Jacket
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
355.02/18
Index
index present
LC call number
D431
LC item number
.R43 2007eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Beating Goliath : why insurgencies win, Jeffrey Record
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 161-174) and index
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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
  • The American way : war without politics
  • 5.
  • The American way : search and destroy
  • Conclusion
  • Notes
  • Glossary
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • About the author
  • Introduction
  • 1.
  • Explaining Goliath defeats : will, strategy, and type of government
  • 2.
  • The role of external assistance
  • 3.
  • The Iraqi insurgency : Vietnam perspectives
  • 4.
Control code
ocn755586801
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 180 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781597973212
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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cf80b25c-e7cc-4cd2-bb57-3406fb35b308
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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.b36155822
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)755586801
  • acaebk1597973211
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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