The Resource Counterterrorism and counterinsurgency in Somalia : assessing the campaign against Al Shabaab, Seth G. Jones, Andrew Liepman, Nathan Chandler

Counterterrorism and counterinsurgency in Somalia : assessing the campaign against Al Shabaab, Seth G. Jones, Andrew Liepman, Nathan Chandler

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Counterterrorism and counterinsurgency in Somalia : assessing the campaign against Al Shabaab
Title
Counterterrorism and counterinsurgency in Somalia
Title remainder
assessing the campaign against Al Shabaab
Statement of responsibility
Seth G. Jones, Andrew Liepman, Nathan Chandler
Title variation
Assessing the Campaign Against Al Shabaab
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"This report analyzes the U.S. and allied campaign against the al Qa'ida-linked terrorist group al Shabaab in Somalia, examines what steps have been most successful against the group, and identifies potential recommendations. It concludes that, while al Shabaab was weakened between 2011 and 2016, the group could resurge if urgent steps are not taken to address the political, economic, and governance challenges at the heart of the conflict. This study finds that a tailored engagement strategy {u2014} which involved deploying a small number of U.S. special operations forces to conduct targeted strikes, provide intelligence, and build the capacity of local partner forces to conduct ground operations--was key in degrading al Shabaab. Still, progress in Somalia is reversible in the absence of continued and consistent pressure and political, economic, and social reforms. Today's terrorism and insurgency landscape defies easy solutions, with challenges from the Islamic State, al Qa'ida, and other groups across the Middle East, Europe, Asia, and Africa. While there has been a significant focus on how and why the U.S. and other Western governments have failed to degrade terrorists and insurgents in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, Libya, and other countries, there has been far less attention on successful efforts to degrade groups. In Somalia, there has been limited progress. The challenge will be preventing a reversal"--Publisher's description
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DOS
Dewey number
172
Illustrations
  • maps
  • charts
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6433.S58
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Research report
Series volume
RR-1539-OSD
Label
Counterterrorism and counterinsurgency in Somalia : assessing the campaign against Al Shabaab, Seth G. Jones, Andrew Liepman, Nathan Chandler
Publication
Copyright
Note
"September 13, 2016"--Table of contents page
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 71-80) and index
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Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Outline of the Report
  • Chapter 2.
  • The Evolution of al Shabaab:
  • Phase One: Ideological and Historical Origins, 1960s-2005
  • Phase Two: Proto-Insurgency, 2005-2007
  • Phase Three: Rebirth and the Rise of the Islamists, 2007-2009
  • Phase Four: The Heyday of al Shabaab, 2009-2011
  • Phase Five: Retreat and Adaptation, 2011-2016
  • Conclusion
  • Chapter 3.
  • Preface
  • The Weakening of al Shabaab:
  • Strategic Options
  • The Decline of al Shabaab
  • Conclusion
  • Chapter 4.
  • Recommendations
  • APPENDIX:
  • Data Collection Sources and Notes
  • About the Authors
  • References
  • Box, Figures, and Tables
  • Index
  • Summary
  • Acknowledgments
  • Abbreviations
  • Chapter 1.
  • Introduction:
  • Research Design
Control code
ocn958457137
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 80 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780833094865
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
color maps, color chart
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.b36231289
Specific material designation
remote
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  • (OCoLC)958457137
  • pebc0833094866

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